EXPOSED: Jeb Bush Gave Millions To Planned Parenthood
NEW YORK, July 30, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Until the eve of his presidential campaign, Jeb Bush was director of a philanthropy that gave tens of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood and financed its advocacy of “unrestricted access to abortion” around the world. The charity also approved money to global abortion providers while he sat on its board.
In 2010, Jeb was named one of the founding directors of the Bloomberg Family Foundation, established as a tax-exempt foundation to advance the vision of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He resigned from the board at the end of 2014 to prepare his presidential campaign.
While a Bush spokesman has responded to concerns by saying that Bush would not have voted on every initiative of the foundation, a pro-life leader told LifeSiteNews it “stretches credibility” that Bush was unaware of the foundation’s pro-abortion work, given the centrality of such work to the foundation’s mission, and its scope.
LifeSiteNews reached out to Bush for comment, but did not hear back by press time.
$50 million to ‘reproductive health’ and Planned Parenthood
In March of 2014, the Bloomberg Philanthropies announced a $50 million undertaking to expand “reproductive health,” including lobbying foreign nations to loosen restrictions on abortion.
Bloomberg announced a major partnership with Planned Parenthood-Global to train and equip abortion activists in pro-life countries. Keep reading
Excerpted from Breitbart: “Abortion and association with Planned Parenthood, the largest promoter and provider of abortions, will be front and center in the upcoming election,” Susan Allen, a pro-life activist, speaker and writer from Tennessee, tells Breitbart News.
“The pro-life community is adept at cutting through rhetoric and euphemisms very quickly,” Allen says.
“Governor Bush needs to answer why he would allow his name and influence to be added to a board who would donate $50 million dollars to this organization to export the culture of death to developing nations,” Allen adds.
Breitbart attempted to obtain more detailed answers from the Bush campaign, but did not receive a response to these specific questions:
(1) Was Governor Bush aware of the $50 million partnership with Planned Parenthood before it was announced in March 2014?
(2) If so, did he offer any advice to the CEO and/or Mr. Bloomberg as to the appropriateness of the project?
(3) If so, what was that advice?
Lacking any comment from the Bush campaign or Bloomberg Philanthropies to the contrary, it is fair to assume that as a director with clearly delineated fiduciary responsibilities, Bush was well aware of the $50 million Planned Parenthood initiative and did nothing to stand in its way. Read the whole thing