The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation has been exposed as the source of funding behind a debunked study which peddled the bogus conclusion that House Bill 2, the Pro-Life Omnibus Bill of the 2013 Legislative Session, has been responsible for an uptick in self-induced abortions among Texas women. Not only does zero evidence of such an uptick exist, but the study flatly failed to demonstrate that HB 2 would have contributed to an increase in abortion self-inductions at all.
A public information request reveals that anti-Life activist and billionaire Warren Buffett is bankrolling activists seeking to cast HB 2 in a negative light – even if their research yields nothing but wild, unscientific speculation. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation is the vehicle by which Buffett manages his charitable giving. The Foundation donates hundreds of millions per annum, with tens of millions going to abortion groups including Planned Parenthood. In fact, Buffett gave over a billion dollars to abortion-affiliated groups in the span of a decade.
Buffett granted the Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP) with $4,578,658 to conduct interviews with a small pool of women who claim that they or their “best friend” have undergone self-induced abortions… at some point in their life, in an undisclosed state or country. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation gave two grants, at $1,911,797 and 2,666,861, respectively. The information collected was based on hearsay (which would never be admissible in a court of law). Furthermore, key questions were omitted, without which, the group’s conclusion about the abortion self-induction – HB 2 link is utterly meaningless.
The attempt to misconstrue information against HB 2 when there was clearly ample funding to uncover something that may have actually been damning of HB 2 speaks to the desperation of the abortion cartel to undercut the protections the bill established for Texas women. Now that the Supreme Court of the United States has taken up a case against HB 2, evidence suggesting that the law harms women comes at a premium. Unsurprisingly, the abortion industry has had no success in producing such evidence, demonstrating the strength of the women’s health protections established by HB 2 that have set a precedent and helped other states to implement similar protections.