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Bloomberg Family Foundation Gave $13,962,000 to Planned Parenthood 2014-17

by | Dec 3, 2019

By Joseph Vazquez

Liberal billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s company dedicates an entire webpage talking about the company’s commitment to “advancing women,” and apparently for his nonprofit Bloomberg Family Foundation, that means giving millions to the abortion industry.

The billionaire’s non-profit organization Bloomberg Family Foundation has given at least $13,962,000 to Planned Parenthood Federation of America within just four years (2014-2017), according to Foundation Directory Online Data.

What makes the contributions so concerning is that Planned Parenthood and its affiliates performed 327,653 abortions in the 2013-2014 annual report,323,999 abortions in the 2014-2015 annual report, 321,384 abortions in the 2015-2016 annual report, and 332,757 abortions in the 2016-2017 annual report. During this time, Planned Parenthood also received hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars.

Yet this kind of generous giving to one of the premier abortion providers in the U.S. is typical for Bloomberg. The Washington Post published an October 24, 2018 piece in what appears to be an attempt to paint the billionaire as a “centrist,” but acknowledged that “He [Bloomberg] sends tens of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood to protect abortion access.”

LifeSiteNews reported on November 27 that Bloomberg “is one of the most radical pro-abortion politicians in American history. When he first ran for mayor of New York in 2001, he pledged to force everyone training to become an obstetrician or a gynecologist in a city hospital to learn how to perform an abortion.” And with millions in contributions to Planned Parenthood, it looks like he has been putting his money where his mouth is.

A November 14 New York Times piece noted Bloomberg’s stance on abortion:

“His [Bloomberg’s] team also noted Mr. Bloomberg’s efforts as mayor of New York to promote abortion rights policies, like requiring city hospitals to instruct resident doctors on abortion care.”

He also reportedly told one of his pregnant female employees to “kill it,” after she had informed him of her pregnancy. Is that perhaps why he has been willing to throw massive amounts of cash behind Planned Parenthood?

“Planned Parenthood awarded him [Bloomberg] its Global Citizen Award in 2014 for his pro-abortion record,” LifeSiteNews stated on November 25, “including investments to decriminalize abortion abroad and enacting a ‘gag order’ against pro-life pregnancy centers in New York City.”

In 2014, a press release revealed that the billionaire committed $50 million to “Family Planning 2020 (FP2020), a global collaboration of governments, non-profit organizations, donors and researchers, to ensure that women in the world’s poorest countries have access to family planning information, contraceptives, and services by 2020.”

That “collaboration” also included partnering with the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood mega-funder Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, according to Influence Watch.

Family Planning 2020 is a global initiative that works “to enable 120 million more women and girls to use contraceptives by 2020.”

Editor’s note. This appeared at Newsbusters and is reposted with permission.

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