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Pro-life leader decries Buffett's charitable choices June 27, 2006
An American pro-life leader has American billionaire investor for supporting non-profit organizations that advocate abortion.
Buffett has been widely applauded this week for the announcement that he will donate most of his vast personal fortune-- a sum of more than $36 billion-- to the Gates Foundation, established by his fellow billionaire, Microsoft chief Bill Gates. But Father Thomas Euteneuer, the president of Human Life International, sees an ugly pattern in the investment guru's charitable activities.
"Warren Buffett's money has gone to fund the deadly abortion-causing drug RU-486, the production and distribution of portable suction-abortion devices in the developing world, organizations that push abortion on developing countries, and many other radical organizations," Father Euteneuer said. He added that the Gates Foundation, to which Buffett will now make a record donation, has also "given millions of dollars to organizations pushing abortion around the world."
Rather than lauding his philanthropy, Father Euteneuer decried Buffett's sense of priorities. "Warren Buffett's philanthropy," he said, "aims at killing preborn children, not curing childhood disease; eliminating the poor, not poverty; and destroying the developing world, not aiding development."