Posts Tagged ‘abortion provider’

Warren Buffett’s billion-dollar abortion funding draws fire

Washington D.C., May 15, 2014 / 02:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pro-life advocates have drawn attention to a report showing that businessman Warren Buffett’s charitable foundation has given more than $1.2 billion to abortion providers and advocacy groups.

Buffett is “ensuring the destruction of millions of children worldwide,” Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, told the Media Research Center’s Culture and Media Institute.

She characterized Buffett as the “sugar daddy of the entire pro-abortion movement.”

Buffett, chairman of the Berkshire Hathaway investment company, is one of the wealthiest men in the world; his estimated wealth peaked at $62 billion in 2008.

The Culture and Media Institute uncovered the details of Buffett’s abortion funding by examining tax forms for the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, which Warren Buffett heads. The foundation has several billion dollars in assets, and is named for his deceased first wife and was previously called the Buffett Foundation.

The institute’s report, drawing on forms for the years 2001 to 2012, found that Buffett’s foundation has given over $289 million to Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the U.S.

Another $211 million went to U.K.-based Marie Stopes International, $85 million to the National Abortion Federation, $29 million to the Guttmacher Institute, and $24 million to NARAL Pro-Choice America.

The foundation has given over $32 million to EngenderHealth, which performs sterilizations in Vietnam.  Another $23 million has gone to the Population Council, which helped begin the clinical trials to win FDA approval of mifepristone, an abortifacient drug.

The foundation provided millions of dollars to Catholics for a Free Choice, now known as Catholics for Choice; the U.S. bishops’ conference has said that the organization is not a Catholic organization, and promotes positions contrary to Catholic teaching.

The Culture and Media Institute said that of the 545 stories about Buffet and interviews with him on ABC, CBS and NBC since 2001, only one mentioned his link to abortion funding.

Lila Rose, president of the pro-life advocacy group Live Action, said the funding of abortion groups is a “huge scandal,” suggesting that Buffett’s business could be damaged if his abortion funding became better known.

‘We created demand for abortion by pushing sex ed on kids’: former abortion provider

by Peter Baklinski OTTAWA, May 12, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “How do you sell an abortion? In the US it’s very simple: You do it through sex education,” former abortion clinic owner Carol Everett told participants at the Rose Dinner following the National March for Life on Thursday in Ottawa. Everett,…

Five states are down to only one abortion provider. So where are all those coat-hanger abortions?

by Jill Stanek Back in January 2010 I reported that the DC Abortion Fund had given the “gorgeous and touching” coat hanger pendant as a holiday fundraising gift. And it’s so très chic, constructed of “handmade sterling silver,” no less. Two days ago, National…

Planned Parenthood plans to spend at least $18 million in 2014 on elections

by Dustin Siggins WASHINGTON, D.C., February 28, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The nation’s largest abortion provider is on its way to being one of America’s most influential players in the 2014 midterm elections. Between $2.4 million spent in 2013 on the Virginia gubernatorial race and races in at least 14…

Two-thirds of women seeking abortions were using contraception: Britain’s largest abortion provider

by Peter Baklinski WARWICKSHIRE, UK, February 5, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The claim that increasing contraception reduces abortion received a death blow this week from the UK’s biggest abortion provider. Figures from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) reveal that a staggering two-thirds of women…

If abortion is only 3% of Planned Parenthood’s business…then how do you explain this?

by Wesley J. Smith Remember when several states sought to defund Planned Parenthood because they didn’t want public money to go to an abortion provider? Oh, the screaming! These laws were so uncompassionate, PP’s defenders screamed, denying poor women basic health care! Yet, when Texas law required…

Planned Parenthood gives medically inaccurate advice about promiscuity health risks

by Ben Johnson WASHINGTON, D.C., October 25, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An expert with the nation’s largest abortion provider is telling the nation’s teens that having sex with a “big number of sexual partners” poses no health risks, as long as the teen is “satisfied and confident about…

State of Alabama catches unlicensed abortion provider red-handed

by Jill Stanek AL.com reported today: The state of Alabama has uncovered a business relationship between the doctor of a clinic accused of being an unlicensed abortion provider and the woman who surrendered an abortion provider license for the Southside facility a year ago. In a court filing last week, the state says…

Two Iowa Planned Parenthood facilities to close

by Ben Johnson WASHINGTON, D.C., February 22, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Planned Parenthood is closing two of its facilities in the state of Iowa next month, one of which performs surgical abortions. The locations are in the towns of Spencer and Fort Madison. The abortion provider did not immediately announce…

Taxpayer Funded Abortion

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R, TN-07) has introduced H.R. 61, the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act of 2013, which would stop the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from providing federal family planning assistance under Title X to abortion …

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