Bloomberg News has conducted an investigation that raises concerns about the funding of an organization called DKT International by high-profile donors like Bill Gates. DKT International is a nonprofit that sells abortion drugs, including to the United States after the Biden administration permitted mail-order abortions. While DKT advertises its products as “high quality” and low-cost, the investigation reveals that the organization sources millions of abortion pills from a manufacturer in India known for producing “substandard” products. The drugs have repeatedly failed quality tests, with issues including high levels of impurities and low levels of active ingredients.
The report suggests that the use of substandard abortion drugs could have dire consequences for women who take them, especially without proper medical supervision. The availability of online sales of abortion drugs without in-person medical examinations or follow-up care is also concerning. The investigation highlights weaknesses in the global drug supply chain, as there is always a buyer willing to purchase drugs at a low price, even if they are dangerous or ineffective.
Furthermore, the report questions whether executives at DKT International prioritize making money over ensuring the quality of their products. Tax records show large salaries and bonuses for DKT executives associated with increased sales of abortion drugs.
In response to the investigation, DKT’s CEO, Chris Purdy, defended the organization’s relationship with the Indian drug manufacturer and maintained that DKT takes quality seriously. He stated that DKT has not received any complaints about its products but promised that the organization would start testing drugs for impurities in response to the investigation.
It is worth noting that DKT International, along with Planned Parenthood, receives funding from some of the wealthiest families in the world. The exact impact that the distribution of substandard abortion drugs has had on the lives of unborn babies and mothers remains unclear. However, studies have shown that abortion pills carry risks, and there have been documented cases of women experiencing complications and emergency situations after taking these drugs.