Dr. Kermit Gosnell, Philadelphia abortion doctor, was convicted of first-degree murder one year ago today on May 13, 2013 “in the deaths of three babies who were delivered alive and then killed with scissors at his grimy, ‘house of horrors’ clinic,” we learned according to the Associated Press. In the pro-life community, Gosnell became the face of abortion instantly.
But there happens to be another more recognizable person pushing for abortion in the United States, and it is none other than the billionaire liberal Warren Buffett. The uber rich investor, known as the Oracle of Omaha, has donated over $1.2 billion from 2001 to 2012 to abortion organizations.
The amount of money is roughly equivalent to 2.7 million first trimester abortions, and this is more than twice the total number of abortions that take place within an entire year in the United States of America. What differentiates Buffett from Gosnell is that everything he has done is completely legal. Buffett does have one thing in common with the abortionist, and it’s that both of these stories are underreported for the most part.
Most people would believe that this is a major story since his donations could be considered by some to equal the equivalent of ending the life of 2.7 million children.
But most people will tell you that NARAL and Planned Parenthood, as well as similar groups, do a lot more than just abortions. And there’s no doubt that Buffett does much more than donate funds to the abortion industry. But ultimately this is the core of his agenda whether you realize it or not.
The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation – Buffett’s own foundation – is named after his wife who was a supporter of abortion. The organization is led by Tracy Weitz, PhD, MPA, who is a pro-abortion activist, and also worked at the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, Planned Parenthood and once even defined abortion as “a moral action undertaken by moral agents.”
None of this information comes directly from the charity’s website. The website shares information about college scholarships and the “Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award.” That particular award, given for “Outstanding Omaha Public School Teachers (K-12),” nor any of the scholarships even hints of the massive charity’s darker direction.
The site particularly seems deliberately insular. The pages on the site have copyright information that read “2008” and the charity itself 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 other inquiries.”
It’s no wonder because they have no interest in tarnishing the reputation of Warren Buffett by sharing this information with nearly half of pro-life America that this is the way that Buffett spends his billions. We all know that the American media would never do that.
Since he first started this donating in 2001, there have been very few mentions of Warren Buffett and his support for abortion on network TV or cable TV news shows. In fact, it’s only been mentioned once on NBC “Nightly News” when Warren Buffett’s wife died and the obituary stated that she was in support of Planned Parenthood. This one mention is out of about 545 mentions or appearances for the CEO and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway.
The media never explained how Warren Buffett gave $289,811,421 to Planned Parenthood since the year 2001. They never mentioned Warren Buffett at all as one of their top donors when Planned Parenthood was embarrassed by Live Action when two videos surfaced of staffers assisting an actor from Live Action with a possible sex selection abortion.
This was not the abortion provider’s only big embarrassment. In the beginning of 2011, Lila Rose of Live Action and James O’Keefe of Project Veritas set up a sting where O’Keefe pretended to be the pimp of a pregnant 15-year-old prostitute played by Rose. The workers at Planned Parenthood were very willing to provide underage abortions.
Buffett’s billions weren’t mentioned then either.
In the media we do get the grandfatherly Buffett, the investor Buffett and the tax hiking Buffett. Since he is a reliable liberal businessman, journalists are happy to turn to him as a source for commentary.
It’s very simple to understand. If you defend traditional marriage and give $1000 to a ballot initiative, it’s going to be controversial. But if you give $1.2 billion in order to promote abortion, the widely pro-abortion journalists are afraid to see the controversy.
But this information is out there now. Let’s see if the “neutral” news media tries it’s best to hide it.