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Dr. Daniel Grossman: career abortionist and abortion pill advocate

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Weeks ago, abortionist Daniel Grossman published a series of tweets which read like an admission of racism within organizations where he is involved or a director. Despite this admission, Grossman remains a darling of both the media and the abortion industry – which has its own issues on racism, I might add.

Grossman’s Tweet read, “[…] we recognize that racism and white supremacy are deeply ingrained within our academic and research institutions, within medicine and medical research and practice, and in our own backyard of Oakland, where ANSIRH’s [Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health] office is located.”  As Live Action News pointed out at the time, Grossman serves as director for this University of California San Francisco program. Read more about ANSIRH here.

Grossman then acknowledged that, under his own leadership, ANSIRH had “created and upheld structures that limit the success of Black and Brown scholars and staff.” Limiting the success of Black or Brown people – isn’t that straight up racism?

Daniel Grossman claims proabortion groups limit success of Black and Brown people (Image: Twitter)

Perhaps the reason he has been so quickly forgiven is that Dr. Daniel Grossman is leading the push for so-called “self-managed” abortion and behind several clinical trials to expand abortion. He is the media darling and go-to “expert” on the abortion pill expansion despite his leadership in at least one organization directly funded by the abortion pill manufacturer, Danco Laboratory.  A fact which the media chooses to ignore.

Abortionist Daniel Grossman has many conflicts of interest

Abortionist Daniel Grossman

By his own admission, Grossman has stated under oath, “I am a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist; an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), where I recently completed a term as Vice Chair of the Committee on Practice Bulletins for Gynecology. I am currently a member of the ACOG Committee on Health Care for Underserved Women. I am also a Fellow of the Society of Family Planning and a member of the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Public Health Association (APHA). I provide clinical services, including abortion care, as a consultant to Planned Parenthood Shasta Pacific, and I serve as a liaison member of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America National Medical Committee. In addition, I serve as Vice President for Research at Ibis Reproductive Health, a nonprofit research organization.”

In 2018, Grossman added, ” I currently provide clinical services, including abortion services, at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital…. Additionally, I serve as Director of Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) at UCSF… I am also a Senior Advisor at Ibis Reproductive Health, a nonprofit research organization…”

Grossman’s ties to abortion are very deep ties as previously documented at Live Action News here: (many excerpts of that article below).

Abortion Pill Clinical Trials: 

He is principle investigator for two clinical trials for pharmacy dispensing of the abortion pill. One clinical trial seeks to dispense mifepristone via a mail-order pharmacy and in the second clinical trial the abortion pill is directly dispensed to abortion clients by pharmacists.


Image: Daniel Grossman provides abortions (Image: Twitter)

Daniel Grossman provides abortions (Image: Twitter)


Live Action News has documented several times how the Buffett and Packard foundations along with billionaire George Soros (Open Society Foundations) were original investors in abortion pill manufacturer Danco Laboratories. Live Action News uncovered that the Buffett Foundation has been an anonymous funding source for at least one abortion pill study co-authored by Grossman.

Population Council:

As previously reported by Live Action News, it was the eugenics-founded Population Council which initially brought the abortion pill into the U.S. and set up the pill’s for-profit manufacturer, Danco Laboratories, LLC.

According to an archived CV, Grossman, “held the position of Health Specialist at the Population Council in Mexico City. While at the Council, his work included qualitative research on women’s experiences with misoprostol abortion, developing an acceptability trial of female-controlled barrier methods, designing training materials on emergency contraception, and training on medication abortion.

And, according to WHO, prior to joining the Council, he was in practice at St. Luke’s Hospital in San Francisco.

Ibis Reproductive Health:

Daniel Grossman was once the Vice President of Research at Ibis, founded by Charlotte Ellertson. Ellertson spent seven years at the Population Council, the final four as Director of Reproductive Health for Latin America and the Caribbean in Mexico City the same as Grossman, ironically.

Today, Grossman is on staff as a Senior Advisor at Ibis Reproductive Health.

What Grossman consistently fails to reveal is that, according to Live Action News, Ibis is funded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation (and has been since at least 2003) – an abortion pill investor. Population Council has also funded IBIS.

In addition, as recently as January 2020, Ibis was also directly funded by abortion pill manufacturer Danco Laboratories.


Dr. Danial Grossman fails to reveal conflicts with abortion pill manufacturer Danco Laboratory

Dr. Daniel Grossman director at IBIS Reproductive health funded by abortion pill mfg Danco Laboratories

Why is Grossman authoring studies and taking part in clinical trials on the abortion pill while an organization he is a director with is directly being funded by the abortion pill manufacturer: Danco Laboratories?

Lest you think it is an error, Ibis has boasted Danco funding since at least 2014 when Grossman was listed as a VP of Research. Danco funded Ibis again in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and early 2020 when it was finally scrubbed from their website.

Other funders of Ibis have included the Guttmacher Institute, Gynuity Health Projects, The Fred H. Bixby Foundation, The Ford Foundation , General Service Foundation, The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, Harvard University, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Ipas , Physicians for Reproductive Choice, Society of Family Planning, Tides Foundation, University of California, Davis, University of California, San Francisco,  University of Texas, and The Mary Wohlford Foundation.

Grossman is also referred to as a Certified Healthcare Provider (CHP) in the Mifeprex® REMS under Danco.

Ibis has also been heavily funded by one of Danco’s original investors, Packard Foundation:


Marie Stopes International (MSI):

According to WHO, Grossman has been a member of the Marie Stopes International (MSI) Medical Development Team since 2002, and he has worked with MSI in Nicaragua, Kenya and Vietnam.

Planned Parenthood:

Daniel Grossman is an admitted abortion provider who has stated, “I provide clinical services, including abortion care, as a consultant to Planned Parenthood Shasta Pacific, and I serve as a liaison member of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America National Medical Committee.”

Daniel Grossman connected to Planned Parenthood

Daniel Grossman connected to Planned Parenthood

He is a liaison member of Planned Parenthood Federation of America National Medical Committee and has also testified that he is a member of International Planned Parenthood Federation Safe Abortion Action Fund Technical Review Panel (London) and member of the Medical Development Team for Marie Stopes International (London).

Daniel Grossman provides abortions at Planned Parenthood.

Daniel Grossman a Planned Parenthood abortionist

2017: Daniel Grossman provides abortions at Planned Parenthood (Image: Twitter)

In 2016, Dr. Grossman served as a consultant to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and provided input on the implementation of services providing medical abortion using telemedicine.


Grossman served as a board of NARAL Pro-Choice America until he announced his retirement from that board in 2019.

Daniel Grossman has deep ties to abortion

Sept 26 2019 Danial Grossman resigns NARAL Board (Image: Twitter)


Daniel Grossman NARAL Board member with Ilyseh Hogue Image Twitter


Daniel Grossman was an officer and sits of the board of NARAL Pro-Choice America, whose stated mission is to “develop and sustain a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.”


Dr. Daniel Grossman former NARAL Board member

NARAL Mission includes abortion (Image NARAL 2016 AR)

Grossman has been on the NARAL board for years — here is the 2019 Annual Report.

Abortionist Daniel Grossman former NARAL Board member

Daniel Grossman NARAL Board 2019

Daniel Grossman NARAL board 2019

Daniel Grossman is NARAL Board member 2019 (Image: Twitter)

Daniel Grossman on NARAL Board (2018):


Daniel Grossman former NARAL board member

Daniel Grossman is on board of NARAL 2018 (Image: NARAL 2018 AR)

Grossman on NARAL Board 2017:

Daniel Grossman ties to NARAL

Daniel Grossman on NARAL Board 2017


Daniel Grossman is NARAL Board member 2017 (Image: Twitter)

Grossman on NARAL Board 2016:

Daniel Grossman is on board of NARAL 2016 (Image: NARAL 2016 AR)


Danial Grossman NARAL Board Member

Daniel Grossman is proud NARAL Board member 2016 (Image: Twitter)

Whole Women’s Health abortion chain:

As recently as October 2019, Daniel Grossman sat on the Board of Whole Woman’s Health Alliance (WWHA) abortion chain (WWH has a history of violations) which has fought pro-life measures in Texas on behalf of WWH.

Daniel Grossman on board of abortion chain Whole Womens Health

Daniel Grossman Board of WWHA abortion clinic chain (Image: Facebook)


Daniel Grossman on board of abortion chain whole women's health

Daniel Grossman WHHA Board


Daniel Grossman with Whole Women’s Health Founder Amy Hagstrom


Daniel Grossman is WWH Board member 2019 (Image: Twitter)

National Abortion Federation (NAF): 

Daniel Grossman is a member of the National Abortion Federation (NAF).

Daniel Grossman member of National Abortion Federation (NAF)

Daniel Grossman member of NAF (Image: Twitter)

Grossman is currently on the NAF board of directors.

Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH)

Grossman is director of University of California San Francisco’s (UCSF) Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), which aims to improve access to “safe abortion” in the United States.

Daniel Grossman tied to abortion orgs

Daniel Grossman is director at ANSIRH

ANSIRH is also funded by Packard.

Daniel Grossman is on the board of the Later Abortion Initiative (LAI).

Dr. Daniel Grossman for late term abortion

Daniel Grossman sits on the board of the Later Abortion Initiative (LAI)

LAI claims to focus “on the increased stigma, challenges and barriers for women who need abortions after 18 weeks…Increase the number of sites where later abortion is available and create support for clinics that currently provide vital later abortion care…expand the number of physicians who can perform later abortion, especially at 20 weeks’ gestation and beyond…build support for later abortion and fight restrictions on later abortion at the state level.”


Daniel Grossman board of Later Abortion Initiative LAI goals

Daniel Grossman claims a fetus cannot feel pain until birth, but does not explain why (Image: Twitter)

UCSF and Bixby Center for Reproductive Health:

Daniel Grossman is a professor at University of California San Francisco’s (UCSF) which is heavily funded by Danco investor, the Buffett Foundation.

Grossman is on staff at UCSF’s Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, which trains abortion providers and receives funding from a number of organizations collaborating to expand abortion, such as the Packard Foundation.

Grossman was also behind a now withdrawn clinical trial for use of abortion pill on non-pregnant women sponsored by UCSF.


Daniel Grossman is a professor at UCSF and on staff at Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health which trains abortion providers

UCSF is sponsoring Grossman’s pharmacy dispensing and Mail Order dispensing abortion pill clinical trials outside FDA approved safety system known as REMS. According to Live Action News, UC’s programs are funded by Packard and Buffett, both investors of Danco.

In past years, Buffett gave $78 million to the University of California — and according to the New York Times, Buffett is the primary financier of the Bixby Center’s Ryan Residency Program at UCSF, where Daniel Grossman works. In 2016, ProPublica revealed that “Buffett’s main academic partner (receiving at least $88 million from 2001 to 2014) has been the University of California, San Francisco…” where Grossman is on staff.

Image: Daniel Grossman abortion pill clinical trial protocol
Daniel Grossman abortion pill clinical trial protocol


Journal Contraception:

Grossman is a member of the Editorial Board (see August 2020) of the Journal Contraception, where he publishes his abortion studies. That Journal is funded by the Packard Foundation, an original investor of the abortion pill manufacturer, DANCO Laboratories. Contraception is the official journal of the Society of Family Planning.

Journal Contraception official journal of the Society of Family Planning SFP

Learn more about the Journal’s ties to abortion insiders here.

In addition, Grossman has:

Grossman’s long career in advocating for abortion is reason to be skeptical of many of his claims.