Warren Buffet has donated $1.2 billion to pro-abortion groups

From Fox News:

The so-called “Oracle of Omaha” has donated more than $1.2 billion to abortion organizations from 2001 to 2012.

… 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.”

… 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.

As with the Democracy Alliance, a shadowy group of left-leaning billionaires who donate millions annually to progressive and liberal causes, the mainstream media seems to have little interest in powerful men and women who fund Democrats and Democrat-affiliated policy initiatives.

The irony, of course, is that liberals are completely twisted up over the Citizens United decision, and have seemingly spared no effort on social media and other venues to get “big money” out of politics.  Maybe they should start their protests by looking in the mirror first.

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Posted by on May 14, 2014.
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  • jim_m

    This does not surprise me. But he is entitled to give money wherever he chooses.

  • Commander_Chico

    Planned Parenthood does a lot of things besides abortions.

    • jim_m

      Indeed. They lobby for federal money and against pro life legislation. They also do abortion counseling and fund issue oriented messages supporting pro abortion candidates.

      • Retired military

        You left out donating money they get from the fed gov to dem candidates to get reelected.

    • Retired military

      Yeah like lying about doing a lot of things besides abortions.

  • Walter_Cronanty

    C’mon Michael, it’s not like he’s a Koch brother.

  • Paul Hooson

    That’s a very disappointing thing to actively support. I don’t mind other activities such as birth control or sex education, but abortion is very sad choice to choose.