While I often talk about issues that are currently going on and add my own personal perspective to them, sometimes a story comes along that I just have to write about because I know it will send conservatives into unintelligible tirades.
Now I’m sure most conservatives already aren’t fans of multibillionaire Warren Buffett. He’s become fairly well known in political circles for pointing out the stupidity of most Republican economic policies.
But if they didn’t think he was a “filthy America-hating liberal” before, they sure as hell will now.
It seems Warren Buffett is quite the fan of supporting women’s rights and our Constitution. In fact, he’s donated $1.2 billion to various pro-choice groups. And while Buffett has never publicly stated his views on abortion, I don’t think it’s too difficult to connect the dots on where he stands when it comes to protecting the constitutionally upheld rights of women to have control over their own bodies.
In fact, since 2001, he’s given $290 million to Planned Parenthood alone. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, which is named after his first wife who campaigned heavily for women’s rights, was naturally one of the larger beneficiaries of Buffett’s donations as well.
I can already hear conservatives screaming, “Warren Buffett is a baby murderer!” Because, you know, that’s all these women’s rights advocacy groups focus on. I don’t even know why it’s called Planned Parenthood. It should really just be called “We Give Abortions.” Because that’s all they do, right?
Well, that’s what you would believe if all you listened to was typical conservative ignorance about what Planned Parenthood does. It’s amazing to me just how ignorant so many conservatives are when it comes to these groups and what exactly it is that they do. All they can focus on is abortion, while ignoring the other vital research and services focused on women’s health that they provide. In fact, only 3% of everything Planned Parenthood provides is related to abortions.
But for those of us who understand that women have been given the constitutional right to have control over their own bodies, we should all applaud Buffett for his efforts to help these groups fight for women’s rights and provide the health services that women need.