The Dark Side of Warren Buffett: He Donates $3 Billion to Pro-Abortion Groups
by Jim Kouri, CPP
One of the big stories this summer is the generous donation of billions of dollars to charity by one of the world's richest men. As a result, he's received the praise of practically the entire news media.
What the news media neglected to report is that the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, which was created by multi-billionaire businessman Warren Buffett in honor of his deceased spouse, is donating upwards of $3 billion to pro-abortion groups, not only to fund their political operations, but also for the training of physicians on how to end the lives of unborn babies.
Buffett's first large scale donation since his announcement that the bulk his financial assets would be left to Bill Gates to disperse to charitable organizations. Buffett thus far has not explained how aborting unborn children is charitable.
During a segment on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition," a letter written by Buffett revealed that he would give stock to the foundation and he supports reproductive health and rights, family planning and college scholarship programs.
Warren Buffett's donation is in addition to the $2.5 billion provided to the foundation in the will of Susan Thompson Buffett, who died in 2004.
But this is not the first time Buffett has supported abortion. In the past, the Buffetts' philanthropic efforts includes reportedly contributing to the Center for Reproductive Rights in order to assist it in its court battle to overturn Nebraska's ban on partial-birth abortion; the ban was overturned in 2001 thanks in large part to Buffett.
Their foundation also has given money to Planned Parenthood, NARAL, the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Rights, and other pro-abortion groups. In addition, they donated millions of dollars to help mifepristone, which causes a medical abortion when taken in conjunction with the drug misoprostol, gain FDA approval.
Many observers had expected Buffett to give most of his money to the Buffett Foundation, but he disclosed that his biggest donation will be stock valued at $30.7 billion to the Bill Gates foundation for so-called international health issues. Gates himself has donated millions of dollars to organizations pushing for even greater freedom to terminate the lives of unborn babies.
What amazes many observers is the almost total lack of news coverage of where Buffett's billions would go. The mainstream news media, for the most part, reported that his billions of dollars would go to charitable organization and international health groups.
During the NPR "Morning Edition" segment, Ellen Chesler, author of "Women of Valor: Margaret Sanger and the Birth Control Movement in America," said that the Buffett Foundation's donations have trained a new generation of physicians to perform abortions "at a time when the first pioneering generation of doctors who did it out of a sense of moral obligation is retiring and not being replaced."
Chesler said that in addition to funding for research and training, the Buffett Foundation provided funding for policy efforts to bolster abortion-rights supporters' efforts in the US political debate, "which was being heavily influenced by huge amounts of money being poured into conservative institutions that were opposing abortion rights and family planning."
While Americans may be aware of Buffett's liberalism and his support of abortion, very few knew that his money financed the training of doctors to kill the unborn. While he's been critical of how President Bush is fighting the war on terrorism and once complained about the "needless loss of American and Iraqi lives," Buffett apparently feels no remorse over helping to needlessly kill millions of unborn children not only in the United States but throughout the world.
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for a number of organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. He writes for many police and crime magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer, Campus Law Enforcement Journal, and others. He's appeared as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com, Booksamillion.com, and can be ordered at local bookstores. Kouri holds a bachelor of science in criminal justice and master of arts in public administration and he's a board certified protection professional.