Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated $275 million to women’s healthcare provider Planned Parenthood,
the largest gift from a single donor in the organization’s more than 100-year history, Planned Parenthood said on Wednesday.
The donation, which is part of Scott’s pledge to give away the majority of her wealth, was made to Planned Parenthood’s national office and 21 regional affiliates.
Scott, who is now married to Dan Jewett, a Seattle science teacher, received a 4% stake in Amazon.com Inc as part of her divorce from Amazon founder and billionaire Jeff Bezos.
Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions and other healthcare services at its clinics around the country
is at the forefront of the political battle over abortion rights playing out in U.S. state legislatures and courts.
Abortion access in the United States is on the decline as Republican-led states pass ever tighter restrictions on the procedure, including a near-total ban on abortions in Texas that has withstood legal challenges.
The conservative-leaning U.S. Supreme Court seems likely to overhaul constitutional protections for abortion this spring.