FRONT ROYAL, Va., December 3, 2010 (pop.org) – Warren Buffet, one of the world’s wealthiest men, is in the news for saying that he wants the rich to pay more in taxes. But according to the continuing research of the Population Research Institute (PRI), Buffet prefers to spend his money ensuring that the poor have as few children as possible.
Over the years, the Buffet Foundation has funded some of the most hard-edged, even fanatical, population control programs around:
– Back in 1994 Buffet provided $2 million to fund the clinical trials of RU-486. This human pesticide has resulted in the deaths of countless unborn children and several dozen women.
– Buffet also provided $2 million to the Family Health International (FHI) for quinicrine hydrochloride, a drug which is used to perform chemical sterilizations on women. Inserted into the uterus, the powerful acid burns away the lining of the upper uterus and fallopian tubes, rendering a woman sterile. The Vietnamese and Indian governments have sterilized tens of thousands of poor women using this method, many without their foreknowledge or consent.
– Another favorite Buffet charity is an obscure entity called International Projects Assistance Services (IPAS), which is the principal manufacturer and distributor of the manual vacuum aspirators, or MVAs. These are used by the UN Population Fund, and other groups, to abort unborn babies up to 20 weeks gestation by hand. According to a Business Week report, the foundation’s “1999 contribution of $2.5 million is part of a five-year, $20 million commitment, which will enable IPAS to double its capacity”
A list of Buffet’s charitable contributions reads like a veritable rogue’s gallery of abortion promoters and providers. Such groups as the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL), the Center for Reproductive Law and Policy, Pathfinder International, and Catholics for Choice figure prominently. And in a particularly nasty twist, his funding to Planned Parenthood is specifically earmarked to enable particular clinics around the country to perform abortions.
“People wonder why Buffet is spending his money this way,” says PRI president Steven Mosher. “Behind Buffet’s folksy persona and obvious business acumen, lies an obsession with ridding the globe of “excess” baby humans. His biographer, Roger Lowenstein, wrote that he has “a Malthusian dread that overpopulation (will) aggravate problems in all other areas—such as food, housing, even human survival.”
“I have met with Buffet in Omaha,” recalls Mosher. “I see Buffet lounging in his office in Omaha, sipping cherry Cokes and plotting billion-dollar investment strategies, while tens of thousands of poor women around the world are being scarred for life with quinicrine, or have their babies sucked out of their wombs by manual vacuum aspirators that he has helped provide.”
Says Mosher, “It is sad that this Midas-like character, so blessed with material goods, should take so misanthropic a view of the people with whom he shares the planet, and from whose existence he profits. Even if he doesn’t recognize the Indian as a fellow creature of God, surely he knows that they are tremendous consumers of Coke.”