[8/18/16] In the early days, the wealthy elite funded Planned Parenthood’s efforts to halt the “breeding” of the lower classes. Tax forms recently made available by foundations of some of the nation’s wealthiest families show that, rather than waning, that interest has grown, now helping to fund not only Planned Parenthood, but also a worldwide abortion empire.
According to its most recent annual report, budget figures for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, show that Planned Parenthood took in $353.5 million in “private contributions and bequests.” That on top of the $553.7 million PPFA gets from taxpayers, and the $309.2 million it receives from customers in “non-government health services revenue.”
Planned Parenthood tells us that these private contributions represent 518,000 active individual contributors. However this masks the fact that there are a handful of donors providing a huge portion of the group’s funding.
Warren Buffett’s foundation is by far the largest contributor–over $70 million in one year alone!
The Packard Foundation and Soros’ Open Society Institute
According to the their 2013 Form 990 PF, the David and Lucille Packard Foundation, run by the heirs of one of the founders of printer manufacturer Hewlett Packard, gave the Planned Parenthood Federation of America $455,000 for “Population and Reproductive Health.”
Individual Planned Parenthood affiliates were recipients of the Packard Foundation’s largesse as well. Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, one of those featured prominently in recent videos on fetal parts sales from the Center for Medical Progress, received $250,000. The California Planned Parenthood Education Fund received $170,000, also for “Population and Reproductive Health.”
The International Planned Parenthood Federation, of which PPFA is a member, received $150,000 from the Packard Foundation for these purposes.
The Guttmacher Institute, an independent agency that was once a special research affiliate of Planned Parenthood, got $2,820,000 for “Population and Reproductive Health” from the David and Lucille Packard Foundation, and an additional $75,000 for “Organizational Effectiveness and Philanthropy.”
George Soros and his Open Society Institute (OPI) have also been major players. Soros’ group is supposed to have given around a million to support the promotion of RU486 after it received marketing approval from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration in 2000 (Wall Street Journal, 11/14/00. (The Packard foundation loaned the distributor $10 million in 1998 to help make it available, according to the September 30, 2000, New York Times, and has continued supporting abortion and its leading U.S. performer. )
On the Open society Institute’s 2013 Form 990 PF, the most recent available, OPI gave PPFA $1,650,000 “to address health disparities in the south and southeast regions of the United States by building health centers and other infrastructure that is key to expanding access to critical reproductive health services” In case one needs reminding, a key issue in the “south and southeast regions of the United States” in 2013 was the passage of protective pro-life laws by the Texas legislature.
Buffett the Big Abortion Backer
When it comes to giving to Planned Parenthood and abortion related causes, no one holds a candle to Warren Buffett.
Through the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, named for the multi-billionaire investor’s late wife, Buffett has contributed millions to promote abortion here and around the world.
In its 2014 Form 990 PF, the Buffett Foundation gave a total of $40,620,507 to PPFA for “project support.” That’s $40.6 million, if you thought you missed a decimal point.
It gave an additional $13,472,258 to various Planned Parenthood affiliates across the United States.
That wasn’t all. International Planned Parenthood received $9,669,606 and the Guttmacher Institute received $3,709,208.
Planned Parenthood’s political action committee, committed to electing pro-abortion candidates, got a cool $7,250,000 from Buffett’s foundation.
That’s over $70 million to Planned Parenthood related entities…CONTINUE READING