WASHINGTON, August 1, 2003 ( – The Buffett Foundation has “quietly, almost secretly,” become one of the largest donors to organizations that promote abortion, population control and “reproductive health” (a code word for family planning and abortion).  In fact, Warren Buffet’s business empire, the result of his life’s work, gives 75% of all its charitable giving—$21 million in 2001—to groups that promote the abortion culture. A review of public tax records shows that the foundation is devoted financially to the issue above any other cause.  Like other supporters of killing the unborn, Buffett told a 1994 Planned Parenthood dinner audience in Omaha that the world would be better off “if you could make every child born in this country and this world a wanted child.”  Following are two charts.  1.) Buffett Foundation donations, 2001-02 2.) Top corporate contributors to abortion organizations   ———————————————————-  Buffett Foundation donations, 2001-02 ———————————————————-  All Figures in U.S. dollars   * $4.7 million to International Projects Assistance Services, a North Carolina firm that develops equipment, training and assistance for health centers that provide family planning and abortion services.  * $3.5 million to the Population Council, an international research organization that focuses on contraceptives, abortion and HIV/AIDS. Played a key role in winning federal approval for RU-486, the so-called abortion pill.  * $2.1 million to Planned Parenthood of America and 11 local chapters.  * $1.5 million to NARAL Foundation, a national abortion rights organization.  * $1.4 million to Family Health International, a public health organization that deals with HIV/AIDS, maternity care and reproductive health services.  * $737,000 to the Center for Reproductive Rights, a New York-based legal group that helped strike down Nebraska’s ban on partial-birth abortion.  * $700,000 to the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.  * $582,000 to Pathfinder International, a public health organization that focuses on post-abortion care, HIV/AIDS and family planning.  * $496,000 to Access Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding access to abortion and family planning.  * $485,000 to GIRE, an abortion rights group in Mexico.  * $485,000 to Catholics for Free Choice, a group that supports abortion rights.  * $250,000 to the National Campaign to Prevent Adolescent Pregnancy.  ———————————————— Top contributors to abortion organizations:

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4. Percent of total ————————————————  Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation   $133 million   $1.15 billion   11.6%  David and Lucile Packard Foundation   $85.2 million   $428.9 million   19.9%  William and Flora Hewlett Foundation   $34.3 million   $119.9 million   28.6%  Ford Foundation   $31.1 million   $829.2 million   3.8%  Buffett Foundation   $21.9 million   $29.1 million   75.2%  John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation   $11.4 million   $167.9 million   6.8%  Turner Foundation   $7.1 million   $68.1 million   10.4%  For more coverage:   (with files from American Life League’s Judie Brown)