In the wake of the recent bill passed to defund Planned Parenthood, a bit of news surrounding Zuckberg is once again getting traction. Last year, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla donated Facebook shares valued at $992.2 million to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation in Mountain View, California. Of course, one of the groups supported by the foundation is–you guessed it–Planned Parenthood. So, at least, he inadvertently did.
Now that Zuckerberg and his physician wife are expecting a baby girl, it’s especially significant to note that they support an organization dedicated to accessible women’s healthcare. It’s no secret they struggled to conceive, and suffered several miscarriages. In an age where healthcare costs are on the rise, and the average American paycheck is on the decline, affordable healthcare is not something to be flippant about.
We’re proud of anyone who openly supports women’s rights, but it’s especially powerful when a public figure makes a bold statement. Hopefully, it will encourage others to do the same.
*Note: We have changed the original headline of this story to be less misleading.