Roughly a decade before his death in 1996, tech titan David Packard issued a controversial directive to his children. Skyrocketing birth rates, the Hewlett-Packard co-founder wrote, could one day cause “utter chaos for humanity.” As a result, Packard asserted, his multibillion-dollar foundation must hold one priority above all others: population control.
Packard—a Republican who served as deputy secretary of defense under President Richard Nixon—did not see eye to eye politically with his three daughters, one of whom succeeded him as chair of his foundation following his death. His liberal offspring took the billionaire’s desire to curb population growth as a jumping off point. While the foundation is unbound legally to honor Packard’s policy wishes, they found a way to embrace his views and pursue their own liberal activism—through expanded abortion access, a mission toward which they devoted nearly $350 million in the last five years alone, according to a review of the foundation’s financial disclosures.
Those expenditures have allowed Packard’s successors to deliver significant victories in furthering the late billionaire’s anti-natalist agenda. Take, for example, the Food and Drug Administration’s December decision to ease the process for getting a chemical abortion pill. The Packard Foundation played a central role in the deregulation fight, funneling millions to liberal advocacy groups that spearheaded the legal and political push to remove the FDA’s abortion pill barriers. The foundation meanwhile invested millions of dollars into GenBioPro, the only company that makes a generic form of the abortion drug.
In 2017, the Packard Foundation gave $1,000,000 to the Reproductive Freedom Project, a division of the American Civil Liberties Union that works to “ensure that all in our society have access to” abortion. That year, Reproductive Freedom Project attorneys sued the FDA to challenge its abortion pill restrictions, which required patients to receive abortion pills in person from specialty clinics.
Months later, in 2018, the foundation invested $500,000 in GenBioPro. The Nevada-based private company makes the generic form of mifepristone, an oral drug used to cause an abortion. It invested an additional $1.5 million in GenBioPro in 2019, the same year the company’s generic abortion pill received FDA approval and hit the market.
At the same time, the foundation spent millions of dollars on political campaigns promoting increased access to abortion pills. From 2017 to 2021, it awarded liberal dark money network New Venture Fund more than $3.7 million in “reproductive health” grants. The Packard Foundation specifically earmarked $1 million of the contribution to All Above All, a New Venture Fund project that has advocated abortion pill deregulation. New Venture Fund also manages Abortion on Our Own Terms, another spinoff group that is dedicated to expanding abortion pill access and envisions a future where abortion pills are available over the counter nationwide.
The Packard Foundation’s vast abortion pill advocacy network began paying dividends more recently, thanks in part to both the coronavirus pandemic and President Joe Biden’s election.
After receiving an additional $700,000 from the foundation, the ACLU in May 2020 again sued the FDA over the agency’s abortion pill restrictions. Unlike its 2017 suit—which challenged the regulations on a permanent basis—the ACLU’s 2020 legal challenge sought to allow patients to receive abortion pills via mail on an emergency basis during the pandemic.
New Venture Fund seemingly bolstered that effort by launching a “maternal health” congressional lobbying campaign, which ran from January to June of 2021. In February, 11 House Democrats sent a letter asking the FDA to lift its “medically unnecessary in-person dispensing requirement for mifepristone” due to the pandemic. After the agency obliged in April, more than 70 House Democrats followed up with an August resolution demanding the FDA allow abortion by mail on a permanent basis. In December, those lawmakers got their wish—the FDA announced it would permanently lift its restrictions on abortion pills, allowing them to be prescribed virtually and delivered via mail.
GenBioPro, which did not return a request for comment on its relationship with the Packard Foundation, will undoubtedly benefit from the decision. In the FDA’s online explainer of its new abortion pill regulations, the agency noted that GenBioPro’s generic pill “can be safely substituted for” the brand-name version of the drug, Mifeprex. The Packard Foundation also helped bring Mifeprex to market, providing its manufacturer, Danco Laboratories, with a $14 million loan in 1996….
The above comes from a Jan. 4 story in the Washington Free Beacon.
“Generational Demonic Possession”
Yes. I think so.
According to statistics, one-third of all American adults today, since the 1960s, have a criminal record. And one-third also have college diplomas. The Devil is laughing evilly. Well-off, immature, insecure American kids, led by the nose into a tragic life of juvenile delinquency, in the Culture of Death. Packard and his daughters couldn’t think of any better way to intelligently and responsibly use their family’s wealth, to help this tragic situation. All they thought was, “there’s too many people, let’s use our money to kill off some of them — let’s promote abortion of unwanted, illegitimate children.”
I do not believe this statistic. It is actually 1/3 of working age adults and they claim that 50% of black American males and 40% of white American males males have been arrested (a criminal record does not mean that one is guilty) before the age of 23.
Think about the people that you know. Does that sound right?
Are they including speeding tickets?
cd, both statistics are correct– yours and mine. America has become a nation of very low morals, very little moral conscience, poor education levels, poor understanding of right and wrong, many broken, troubled homes, cohabitation and troubled, illegitimate kids, and a great many criminals– among lots of White people, along with Blacks and other races. Many Americans have dope-related criminal records. Many college kids have gotten in trouble with police, for dope. Also, for being involved in student unrest, protests, and violence. Lots of Americans sell dangerous drugs, and may also grow or manufacture them, and sell them illegally!.Many patients with pain control issues, get hooked on dangerous drugs from hospitalizations, and become dope addicts. A great many robberies are committed by dope addicts, for money to buy drugs. People become criminals, and also kill each other in drug-related cases. Then there is a horrific problem with pornography, crimes related to pornography, human trafficking/prostitution, plus rapes, robberies, murder, child molesters, etc.
My post of Jan. 10th at 4:19pm was edited. I want to say, that I agree with what James said in his comment– Generational Demonic Possession.
My post of Jan. 10th at 8:35 pm was edited! I originally placed quotation marks around the term that James used, “Generational Demonic Possession,” as James himself did– which is correct English. Wish the editors would not do this! You know– the editors never correct spelling errors, or delete inappropriate cuss words! Big mistake!
Imagine— an editor EDITING! Given all the !!!! in her 11 Jan @ 3:34pm post, i’d wager the editing only improved things.
Actually, the problem in every single Western, industrialized nation is a birth rate that is below replacement level.
And statistics say that 40% of all American births are illegitimate. Plus, we are the country with the highest rate in the entire world, of kids growing up in one-parent homes.
Safe, legal, and rare. Ranks up there with “Arbeit Macht Frei”.