Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Buffett's Charity Big Boon for Abortions

Investment guru Warren Buffett says he will donate the bulk of his fortune to the pro-abortion foundation set up by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife. That the world's second richest man would leave about 80 percent of his estate to the Gates' foundation is a huge concern for pro-life advocates because of the groups it supports.
According to an Associated Press report, Buffett will give the Gates foundation 12,050,000 in Class B shares of Berkshire Hathaway. One share of the stock sells for just over $3,000, and would give the Gates foundation another $37 billion. It already has $29 billion, which makes it the world's largest charity.

The donation causes huge concerns for pro-life advocates as the Gates Foundation has given the Planned Parenthood Federation of America abortion business almost $12.5 million since 1998, including funds to persuade teenagers to support abortion and to lobby the United Nations to advance pro-abortion proposals.

The Gates foundation has also given nearly $21 million to the International Planned Parenthood abortion business over the last seven years. The funds have gone to promote abortions in third-world nations and to set up pro-abortion family planning centers in South America, Africa and eastern European nations.

Bill Gates and his wife have also spent millions promoting abortion closer to home.

Their foundation has given nearly $2 million to Planned Parenthood of Central Washington and Planned Parenthood of Western Washington to fund abortion centers. The Gates Foundation also gave the Planned Parenthood Federation of Canada more than $1.3 million to promote abortions there.

The power of money, for both good and evil, is astounding. That’s a total so far for Gates of $36.8 million. If you figure the average abortion costs $600 (figuring they are mostly in the first trimester), that’s enough dough to finance the killing of 61,333 children. That's more than the number of students at the University of Texas at Austin - the nation's largest university. Buffett’s contribution more than doubles the available funds.

Can anybody remember that “true religion” is supposed to involve care for widows and orphans, not euthanasia or abortion? This is so sad, in that a charitable act intended for good is going to end up doing bad. I guess it's a good illustration of the effects of the Fall and the limitations of human wisdom.

"There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death." (Prov. 14:12, RSV)

"Works done before the grace of Christ, and the Inspiration of his Spirit, are not pleasant to God, forasmuch as they spring not of faith in Jesus Christ; neither do they make men meet to receive grace, or (as the School-authors say) deserve grace of congruity: yea rather, for that they are not done as God hath willed and commanded them to be done, we doubt not but they have the nature of sin." (Article XII, Of Works before Justification, from the Articles of Religion of the Episcopal Church)