Planned Parenthood Gifted $20 Million, North Dakota To Receive Funding
Twenty-five North-Central states will be receiving additional funding after author, philanthropist, and former wife to Jeff Bezos, MacKenzie Scott, gifted PPNC 20 million dollars.
The organization said the funds will go toward their overall mission to support healthcare, sex education, and advocacy across states like Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska.
This is just one of several donations from Scott. In total, she’s given 275 million dollars to Planned Parenthood’s different regions in the United States.
Sarah Stoesz, the President, and CEO of Planned Parenthood in the North Central States, said,
“Every single person deserves to have sexual and reproductive health care, no matter what. Our mission changes lives, and this gift will help us grow our impact during a pivotal time for reproductive health care in our country.”
Stoesz explained that they are grateful for the donation. She said,
“...we know people will be relying on us more than ever for abortions, as well as for the many other health care services we provide. Multiple states in the Midwest could lose access to abortion this summer, and we will be doing everything we can to make sure everyone gets the health care they need and deserve.”
If you don’t know what Stoesz is referring to, the US Supreme Court will be deciding on the Dobb’s vs. Jackson Women’s Health court case this summer. It pertains to a 15-week abortion ban in Mississippi. This is under careful review and scrutiny after Texas’s 6-week abortion ban, which went into effect in September 2021.
So, what changes will North Daktoan's see from the organization? More locations? Clinics? A greater presence/message? -- Only time will tell.
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