Follow the money: The people saying abortion is ‘safe’ have major financial reasons to do so

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“Follow the money.” This well-known saying definitely applies to studies done by the abortion industry and funded by abortion power players, which claim that abortion is perfectly safe. Currently, there are no federal requirements to report abortion complications — yet abortion advocates misleadingly point to a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) report from 2018 , which claims abortion is safe and effective. The report was sponsored in part by foundations with possible profit motives (a huge conflict of interest), namely Warren Buffett (the Buffett Foundation) and the Packard Foundation, which seeded the start-up of the abortion pill manufacturer DANCO Laboratories, LLC.

In addition, one of the study “reviewers” of the report was Dr. Daniel Grossman, a well-known abortion trainer pushing to expand self-managed (at-home) abortions. Grossman is leading the charge to get rid of the Food and Drug Administration’s safety protocols on the abortion pill.

Abortion advocates often fail to mention that this report was funded by abortion collaborators and organizations behind abortion expansion efforts.

Image: Abortion Safety report by National Academies of Sciences funded by abortion philanthropists Packard Buffett

Abortion Safety report by National Academies of Sciences funded by abortion philanthropists Packard, Buffett

The JPB Foundation

According to 990 tax records filed online, the JPB Foundation, which Forbes once called “one of the top 40 foundations by asset size in the nation,” has contributed millions to Planned Parenthood in the past few years, making them one of the largest donors to the abortion corporation:

  • 2011 – $73,993
  • 2012 – $3,250,000
  • 2013 – $4,500,000
  • 2014 – $4,500,000
  • 2015–  $6,500,000

JBP has also contributed large sums of money to pro-abortion groups like the Guttmacher Institute and the Center for Reproductive Rights. JPB Foundation has also been credited with funding projects for The Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health. Live Action News previously reported that the Bixby Center trains abortion providers though its Ryan Residency Training Program.

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Packard is a long-time abortion philanthropist.


William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Image: Hewlett goal to expand abortion funded report on abortion safety

Hewlett goal to expand abortion funded report on abortion safety

Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation

The Buffett Foundation (as in billionaire Warren Buffett) is another abortion philanthropy foundation which funds abortion groups like Planned Parenthood.

  • Buffett also gave funding for “the development of mifepristone [abortion pill].”
  • In 2000, the Washington Post wrote, “The Buffett Foundation… made at least $2 million in interest-free loans to the Population Council [which brought the abortion pill to the U.S. and started DANCO], according to tax documents filed in 1995. That money was in turn used to conduct clinical trials of RU-486 [the abortion pill].”
  • In past years, Buffett gave $78 million to University of California where abortion pill expansion trials take place.
  • In 2016, ProPublica revealed that “Buffett’s main academic partner (receiving at least $88 million from 2001 to 2014) has been the University of California, San Francisco” where Dr. Daniel Grossman is on staff. Grossman is currently running abortion pill (pharmacy dispension) clinical trials.
  • Today, Buffett also funds studies (and authors) that claim expanding the abortion pill’s distribution is safe.

Tara Health Foundation (THF) 

The Grove Foundation

Image: Karen Grove at PP Mar Monte fund raiser (Image: Twitter)

Karen Grove at PP Mar Monte fund raiser (Image: Twitter)

A simple look at abortion consent forms reveal that there are, in fact, serious complications associated with abortion— even early surgical or chemical abortions. In addition, the forms reveal that if a complication occurs, the woman — not the abortion facility — may be held financially responsible for continued care once transferred to a hospital. Today, legal abortion is sold as a “safe” procedure, but Live Action News has documented several cases of women who have died in recent years from legal abortion, including Cree ErwinTonya Reaves, Lakisha WilsonKeisha Marie AtkinsDiamond Williams, and others. Recent deaths are almost never reported by the mainstream media.

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