Jun 22, 2020

Nonprofits tied to eugenics movement fund clinical trials to expand abortion pill access

Gynuity Health Projects, a research organization conducting clinical trials aimed at expanding access to the abortion pill and overturning the Food and Drug Administration’s safety requirements, is funded by organizations with deep historic ties to the American eugenics movement.

Gynuity’s donor list includes organizations like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Planned Parenthood, the Population Council, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Society for Family Planning, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Tara Health Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

In 1996, the Packard Foundation seeded the pill’s manufacturer, Danco Laboratories, Inc., with $14.2 million during the early stages of the FDA approval process for the abortion pill, then known as “RU-486.” Packard is now investing millions in GenBioPro, Inc., a company the FDA approved in 2019 to manufacture a generic version of the abortion pill.

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