Is It Any Surprise That Abortion-Funding Warren Buffett Funded This "Study"?
The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, Warren Buffet's foundation, renamed after his deceased wife, funded this "research:"
The finding that the incidence rate of psychiatric contact was similar before and after a first-trimester abortion does not support the hypothesis that there is an increased risk of mental disorders after a first-trimester induced abortion. (Funded by the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation and the Danish Medical Research Council.)All the liberal pundits jumped on this when it came out in 2011, saying this should end the argument, but it's worth pointing out the bias of at least one of the funders of this study. Someone may have written about this fact then; we just can't seem to find any links.
You see, if their "results" hadn't supported what they wanted to find, it's entirely likely we'd never have heard of the results at all. It's in the same category as "The Guttmacher Institute" being just the research arm of Planned Parenthood.
This blog has no small experience with exposing biased backers of research who make sure that unwanted findings (those not supporting their biases) never see the light of day.
Wikipedia isn't the best source, and isn't as updated as it should be but it states that "Of the $17.6 million that the Buffett Foundation donated in the fiscal year ended June 30, 1999, nearly $3.8 million went to Planned Parenthood, among its top contributors. It also involves itself directly at the clinic level." Meaning, Planned Parenthood abortion clinics.
This New York Times article and NPR tell even more about how much the Buffets have funded abortion and even helped create abortion pills/emergency contraception. As NPR reported in 2006, "You mean you didn't know Warren Buffett's foundation has been funding abortion rights organizations? Well, that's just the way the Buffets wanted it."
Think about that. White, old-man, 1%-er Warren Buffet, helping fund the spreading of abortion clinics to mostly city areas where disproportionately-high percentages of minorities get abortions. Let him "plan your family" for you.
I doubt many think about that when they pay GEICO for their car insurance, or indulge in a Dairy Queen Blizzard Treat, or pull on their Fruit of the Looms, or watch The Pampered Chef, or slap on a coat of Benjamin Moore paint in their house. Are any pennies of our payments ending up going from our hand, to Buffet's, to Planned Parenthood? I think we know the answer.
It isn't the first time a scientific journal like the New England Journal Of Medicine has published something that could be questioned as biased.
Just consider the source, when you read "the news" on any research, published or not. Who's funding it? What's their agenda?