New leaked documents about billionaire George Soros are revealing how often his money is influencing abortion politics across the world.
A regular and major donor to Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups, Soros recently backed a campaign to try to silence Pope Francis and other top Catholic leaders on abortion, Breitbart reports.
Through grants to various pro-abortion groups, the strategy of Soros’s Open Society Foundations was to influence top Catholic leaders to speak less about abortion and more about poverty and environmental issues, according to the report.
According to the report, the Soros money was used to gain access to some of Pope Francis’s closest advisers. These include Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga from Honduras and Archbishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, both of whom have been “a driving force for the new leftward political slant of the Vatican,” according to Breitbart.
Soros’s money also was used on campaigns to influence huge mainstream media outlets on their religious reporting, including USA Today, CNN, NBC, NPR, the Washington Post and the Guardian, according to the report.
Here’s more from the report:
The plan was first advanced at a board meeting of Soros’s Open Society U.S. Programs Board in May, 2015, where the radical group boasts of direct influence with Pope Francis. At that meeting, the board announced a $650,000 grant to a wealthy radical group called PICO “in order to seize this moment..to engage the Pope on economic and racial justice issues, including using the influence of Cardinal Rodriquez, the Pope’s senior advisor, and sending a delegation to visit the Vatican in the spring or summer to allow him to hear directly from low-income Catholics in America.”
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The grant also supported a public media campaign run by a largely protestant group called Faith in Public Life (FPL), run by Presbyterian minister Jennifer Butler who has been active in promoting abortion at the UN.
The report states, “The grant will also support FPL’s media, framing, and public opinion activities, including conducting a poll to demonstrate that Catholics are responsive to the Pope’s focus on income equality, and earning media coverage that drives the message that being ‘pro-family’ requires addressing growing inequality.”
The documents came from the Soros-backed Open Society Foundations via the website DCLeaks.com. Another leaked document linked Soros to a three-year plan through 2019 to push pro-life countries to legalize abortions, including Ireland, Mexico, Zambia, Nigeria and Tanzania.
Another leaked document showed Soros’s Open Society Policy Center gave Planned Parenthood $1.5 million for damage control after undercover videos showed its top officials trafficking aborted babies’ body parts.
Politico reports Soros also has been quietly spending huge amounts of money to “overhaul” the U.S. justice system through elections. Though the report does not mention it, this also has the potential to impact abortion laws in the U.S.
In a related report, newly released Hillary Clinton emails also revealed how the pro-abortion presidential candidate leaned on the liberal billionaire for advice. Last month, Soros donated $25 million to Clinton and Democratic election campaigns, Politico reported.
Forbes ranks Soros as the 16th richest person in the U.S. He is a regular major donor to pro-abortion and pro-euthanasia groups. Soros is just one source of pro-abortion groups’ funding. Warren Buffett, the second richest person in the U.S., also is a major donor to pro-abortion causes, as is Bill Gates, who ranks first in the U.S., and Mark Zukerberg, who ranks seventh.