Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

News & Politics News & Politics

Warren Buffett has given $1.2 billion to abortion groups

Posted by on May. 14, 2014 at 12:15 PM
  • 125 Replies

May 13, 2014, marks one year since Philadelphia abortion Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted of first-degree murder “in the deaths of three babies who were delivered alive and then killed with scissors at his grimy, ‘house of horrors’ clinic,” according to the Associated Press. Gosnell instantly became the face of abortion in the prolife community.

But there’s another, more recognizable face pushing abortion in the U.S. – liberal billionaire Warren Buffett. The so-called “Oracle of Omaha” has donated more than $1.2 billion to abortion organizations from 2001 to 2012.

Imagine the equivalent of the lives of 2.7 million children snuffed out to serve the whims of the third richest man in the world. Most people would say that’s a story, most likely several.

Imagine the equivalent of the lives of 2.7 million children snuffed out to serve the whims of the third richest man in the world. Most people would say that’s a story, most likely several.

Oh no, supporters will cry. Planned Parenthood, NARAL and other similar groups do more than just abortions. And Buffett does more than fund the abortion industry. But that is the core of his agenda, just as it is theirs.

Buffett’s own charity, The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, is named after his first wife who was an abortion supporter. Its domestic operation is led by pro-abortion activist Tracy Weitz, Ph.D., MPA. Weitz has worked at Planned Parenthood, The Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health and once defined abortion as “a moral action undertaken by moral agents.”

None of that is obvious from the charity’s website. It includes information on college scholarships and the “Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award.” Neither that award, for “Outstanding Omaha Public School Teachers (K –12),” nor the scholarships even hint at the darker direction of the massive charity.

The site itself seems deliberately insular. Copyrights on the pages read “2008” and the charity makes it clear: “The Buffett Foundation responds to questions about College Scholarships and the Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award only. We will not respond to any other inquiries.”

No wonder. They wouldn’t want to damage Warren Buffett’s incredible media profile by telling the nearly half of America that is prolife how he spends some of his billions. Lord knows the American media would never do that.

Since 2001, there has only been one tangential mention of Buffett’s support for abortion on the broadcast TV network morning and evening news shows. It wasn’t even really about Buffett. It was the NBC “Nightly News” obituary for his wife and it included her support for Planned Parenthood. That’s out of at least 545 appearances or mentions of the Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO.

Nowhere did the media explain how Buffett has given $289,811,421 to Planned Parenthood since 2001. Buffett was never mentioned as a top donor when Live Action embarrassed Planned Parenthood with two videos of staffers assisting a Live Action actor with a possible sex selection abortion.  

That wasn’t the only embarrassment for the abortion provider. In early 2011, Live Action’s Lila Rose trained investigators to pose as a pimp and a prostitute running a sex ring composed of 14- and 15-year-olds. Planned Parenthood workers were quite willing to help provide underage abortions.

No mention of Buffett’s billions then either.

Instead we get grandfatherly Buffett, tax-hiking Buffett, investor Buffett. As a reliable liberal businessman, journalists turn to him as a source for almost any commentary.

It’s easy to understand. If you give $1,000 to a ballot initiative to defend traditional marriage, that’s controversial. If you give $1.25 billion to promote abortion, journalists, who are wildly pro-abortion, don’t dare see any controversy.

But now the information is out there. Watch as the supposedly “neutral” news media does its best to hide it.

by on May. 14, 2014 at 12:15 PM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-10):
Ms.KitKat
by Silver Member on May. 14, 2014 at 12:19 PM
2 moms liked this

 He allegdedly donated this over a period of 11 years. The article seems to gloss over that part.

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on May. 14, 2014 at 12:22 PM
2 moms liked this

"But there’s another, more recognizable face pushing abortion in the U.S. – liberal billionaire Warren Buffett. The so-called “Oracle of Omaha” has donated more than $1.2 billion to abortion organizations from 2001 to 2012."

jamelame
by on May. 14, 2014 at 12:33 PM
5 moms liked this

I love Warren Buffet, such a good guy. 

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on May. 14, 2014 at 12:36 PM
5 moms liked this

 Not shocked:

Buffet is absolutely one of the worst and most hypocritical persons in the country.

Quoting jamelame:

I love Warren Buffet, such a good guy. 

 

jaxTheMomm
by Gold Member on May. 14, 2014 at 12:38 PM
11 moms liked this

Fantastic!  What a great cause.  Reproductive health care is important.  I regularly donate to PP.

The rest of this article is for idiots. 

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on May. 14, 2014 at 12:44 PM
5 moms liked this

 Do you have information that refutes any information in the article or as it seems almost with out fail you simply wish to name call and degrade people who do not share your narrow point of view?

Quoting jaxTheMomm:

Fantastic!  What a great cause.  Reproductive health care is important.  I regularly donate to PP.

The rest of this article is for idiots. 

 

MsDenuninani
by Bronze Member on May. 14, 2014 at 12:55 PM
9 moms liked this

I'm quite disappointed.  

The article states that the "core of his agenda" is to fund the abortion industry.

Buffet's net worth is 62 billion.  According to the article, he's given just 1.2 billion.  That's less that 2%.

Really, if it's the core of his agenda, I'd expect a LOT more generosity from him.  I mean, there are probably thousands of women out there who consider abortion, many in states with pretty restrictive laws.  I'm sure they'd love it if Buffett could, like, send them a limo or something and take them to one of the coastal states where they could get an abortion more easily.

So disappointed in you, Warren.  Let's do better on our "core agenda" this year.

Ms.KitKat
by Silver Member on May. 14, 2014 at 12:56 PM
1 mom liked this

Three times this was mentioned in the report.

Comparing 11 years to one year must be the new math.

 

 That’s equal to the cost of roughly 2.7 million first-trimester abortions – more than twice the number of abortions that occur in an entire year in the United States.

the equivalent of the lives of 2.7 million children

 the equivalent of the lives of 2.7 million children

 

Quoting Billiejeens:

"But there’s another, more recognizable face pushing abortion in the U.S. – liberal billionaire Warren Buffett. The so-called “Oracle of Omaha” has donated more than $1.2 billion to abortion organizations from 2001 to 2012."

 

jamelame
by on May. 14, 2014 at 12:58 PM
2 moms liked this

There really isn't much information in the article, aside from the fact that he donates to planned parenthood. The rest is just fairly irrelevant stuff about how his donations aren't mentioned in a buch of other places.

There is a brief nod to the fact that abortion makes up only a small percentage of what planned parenthood spends its money on, but then they just drop that fact as if they have explained it away.

Quoting Billiejeens:

 Do you have information that refutes any information in the article or as it seems almost with out fail you simply wish to name call and degrade people who do not share your narrow point of view?

Quoting jaxTheMomm:

Fantastic!  What a great cause.  Reproductive health care is important.  I regularly donate to PP.

The rest of this article is for idiots. 



Liastele
by New Member on May. 14, 2014 at 1:00 PM
2 moms liked this

I don't know the guy or his back story, but I hardly see how someone that donates to women's health care needs could be entirely evil.

Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)