Bezos' ex-wife gives record $275 MILLION to Planned Parenthood, which they promise to use "starting with the Black health experience" ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
ยท Mar 26, 2022 ยท

MacKenzie Scott gave a record-breaking $275 million to Planned Parenthood's national office and 21 of its affiliates, the company announced on Wednesday.

"This funding will support our efforts to advance health equity by eliminating racial and structural barriers for our patients in the communities where Planned Parenthood works," Planned Parenthood CEO Alexis McGill said.

"We know Black women experience disproportionately higher rates of maternal mortality, STIs, and will be most hurt by the loss of abortion access in the South and Midwest."

"By starting with the Black health experience in partnership with local communities, we see this as an opportunity to not only improve health outcomes for Black patients, but to transform how all patients, especially those of color and those in rural and low income communities, experience our health care, education, and organizing efforts. In future years, I hope this is what it means to Be Seen."

Scott is the ex-wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and is estimated to have a net worth of over $55 billion.

"There is no question that we are living through a crisis for sexual and reproductive health and rights in this country," McGill said.

"As we face the most serious attacks on access to reproductive health care that we've seen in a generation, we know this moment requires us to be innovative and to double down on our efforts to ensure everyone has equitable access to health care, including abortion."

Scott issued a statement titled "Helping Any of Us Can Help Us All" on Wednesday with a list of "465 non-profits converting $3,863,125,000 into meaningful services for others."

She also stated her "belief in diversity," reporting approximately "60% of organizations" to which she donated are led by women and "75% by people with lived experience in the regions they support and the issues they seek to address."

"The cause of equity has no sides," Scott said. "Nor can it have a single solution. Equity can only be realized when all people involved have an opportunity to help shape it."

"When our giving team focuses on any system in which people are struggling, we don't assume that we, or any other single group, can know how to fix it. We don't advocate for particular policies or reforms. Instead, we seek a portfolio of organizations that supports the ability of all people to participate in solutions. This means a focus on the needs of those whose voices have been underrepresented."

She also mentioned a website her team is creating, "which will go live only after it reflects the preferences of every one of these non-profit teams about how details of their gifts are shared."

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