If you read only the headline in the story that appeared in Inside Philanthropy, or skimmed the paragraphs, you’d think there was almost some sort of parity: big-time donors give pretty much the same to pro-life and pro-abortion organizations.
Big-time money goes almost exclusively to the likes of Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation.
Warren Buffett is one of the absolutely richest men in the world. As Kiersten Marek explains, the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation [STBF] is “named after Warren Buffett’s late wife and bankrolled by Buffet family wealth.” The foundation, she explains,
is the most important player by far in the abortion space. STBF has given tens of millions of dollars to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, as well state affiliates, since 2010. The foundation gave over $35 million in 2014 alone.
There is the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Marek writes
The next-largest donor to the fight for reproductive health and justice is the Hewlett Foundation, which has given over $10 million to support Planned Parenthood’s U.S. work since 2010.
Who else? Obviously George Soros’ “Open Society Foundations” would have his hand in this:
In 2012, it made a $13.2 million grant to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and at least $5 million in other OSF grants have gone to that group since 2010.
That grantmaking reflects an announced $20 million investment in 2011 to be distributed over a four-year period...
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