Who has funded the Population Councils research on RU-486?
One man single-handedly funded at least two-thirds of all costs associated with the first year’s U.S. trials of RU-486. Billionaire Warren Buffett, who has earmarked overpopulation as a priority for his foundation upon his death, has donated $2 million to the New York-based Population Council to fund research on RU-486, the so-called “abortion pill, the Philanthropy News Digest reported October 8, 1997. In 1994 the Buffett Foundation gave $2 million to the Population Council “to fund clinical trials of mifepristone [RU-486].” Buffett also gave $176,518 to the University of California School of Medicine in San Francisco for RU-486 “clinical trials.” Another 1994 contribution of $437,209 to the Magee Women’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, was earmarked for “clinical trials” (almost certainly for the RU-486 study). Besides the $2 million grant to The Population Council, Buffett also gave the Council five other grants totaling $772,174, one of which was designated for “clinical trials.” Warren Bu