Posts Tagged ‘abortion providers’

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.

Abortion providers are deceptive about Google ads, not pregnancy centers: Pro-life leader

by Tom Glessner May 2, 2014 (NRTL News) - The following was sent out by Tom Glessner, the president of The National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA), in response to the assault by NARAL on Crisis Pregnancy Centers, also known as Pregnancy Resource Centers and Pregnancy Medical Clinics. We have covered…

Maryland health department files suit to deny abortion records to pro-life activists

by Cheryl Sullenger BALTIMORE, MD, April 24, 2014 (OperationRescue.org) – Arguments were heard Friday in a Maryland civil case that could affect the public’s ability to access open records related to abortion providers under Maryland’s Public Records Law. Andrew Glenn, Director of the Maryland Coalition…

Regulations Threaten to "Significantly Liberalise" Abortion in UK

For decades battles have been fought to amend the Abortion Act*. Pro-lifers have fought to make it more restrictive, abortion providers have lobbied to make it ever more liberal.
But a new threat has now emerged, and it is a serious one that requi…

Lila Rose: A Pro-life Journey of Hope and Faith

By PETER JESSERER SMITH |
RICHMOND, Va. — If Planned Parenthood’s abortion providers had a top-10 enemies list, you would probably find Lila Rose, the 25-year-old president of the pro-life group Live Action, ranked there as enemy number …

Clinic worker: we treat the “tissue” from abortions respectfully

by Sarah Terzo December 22, 2013 (LiveActionNews) – I’m taking a break from my “former abortion providers” series of articles to comment on a post that I stumbled across in the blog abortionclinicdays. In this post, from November 30, 2005, a clinic worker discusses how her clinic is considering offering…

Texas defunding abortion providers violates a woman’s ‘right to life,’ pro-abortion group says

by Dustin Siggins Ben Johnson co-wrote this article. RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TX, November 22, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new report states that the closure of family planning centers caused by the state of Texas’ refusal to fund abortion providers is a human rights violation that disregards women’s “right…

Guttmacher study overstates travel distance to abortion providers

by Michael New Supporters of legal abortion frequently make the case that there exist significant barriers to abortion access.  They argue that pro-lifers have succeeded in imposing burdensome regulations that are forcing many abortion clinics to close.  They say that these closures have forced many women…

Playing catch with aborted babies: the horrible reality of abortion

by Sarah Terzo September 9, 2013 (LiveActionNews) – Abortion providers see the bodies of aborted babies daily. They deal with the grief and heartache of seeing women through what is almost always a difficult and painful experience. Sometimes the stress of what they are doing comes out in disturbing ways. According…

Indiana forfeits to Planned Parenthood in legal battle to stop state funding to abortion providers

by Kirsten Andersen INDIANAPOLIS, IN, July 31, 2013 (LifeSiteNews) – A federal judge made permanent Tuesday a temporary injunction against an Indiana state law that blocked Medicaid funds from being used to pay for medical procedures performed at abortion centers. The law, passed in 2011, was the first of its kind…

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