Melinda Gates Plans $1B To Fund Abortion, Women’s Organizations

( – Melinda French Gates is set to leave the philanthropic organization she ran with her ex-husband for 25 years and has already given an indication as to the progressive causes high on her next agenda.

After splitting with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Melinda Gates formally announced her departure from the Melinda & Bill Gates Foundation at the end of May. The foundation has been run along global lines and has focused on the promotion of vaccinations, gender issues, and climate change to nations around the world.

French Gates has announced that following her exit from the foundation, she will instead focus her efforts on her own company, Pivotal Ventures. She has earmarked $1 billion for what she views as “chronically underfunded” causes primarily affecting girls and women around the world. She has also specified that $200 million of that fund will be allocated to the U.S. to various women’s groups. One such group is the National Domestic Workers Alliance, which represents the largely female industry of domestic work.

Much of the U.S. funding in particular will be aimed at increasing what French Gates termed in her statement as “reproductive rights”. She expressed her horror at the landmark Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade in 2022 and claimed that her one-year-old granddaughter might “grow up with fewer rights” than French Gates herself enjoyed. Referring to pro-life campaigners as “the enemies of progress”, she said that she wanted to help turn the campaign for “women’s rights” from a defensive one to an offensive one.

She has also set aside $240 million in grants to be given to 12 individuals of her choice from around the world, to pass onto organizations of their choosing. Recipients of the $20 million stipends include the left-wing former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, who has focused on combatting “online extremism” since leaving office. Others include outspoken film maker Ava DuVerney, whose creative works largely focus on the experiences of black Americans, and M.V. Lee Badgett who founded the LGBTI+ Economic Power Lab.

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