Pro-abortion billionaire Michael Bloomberg is now expected to run for president after previously indicating he would not compete. He is is preparing to file for a Democratic presidential primary in Alabama, according to a New York Times report.
The billionaire philanthropist dispatched staffers to Alabama to gather signatures to qualify for the primary in the state, which has a Friday deadline for entrance into the race, the report noted. Bloomberg could pose a substantial problem for Biden, a moderate struggling to raise cash.
Bloomberg’s decision came as the former mayor has grown increasingly concerned about the Democratic presidential field, according to Howard Wolfson, his close adviser.
“We now need to finish the job and ensure that Trump is defeated — but Mike is increasingly concerned that the current field of candidates is not well positioned to do that,” Wolfson told reporters.
He added: “If Mike runs he would offer a new choice to Democrats built on a unique record running America’s biggest city, building a business from scratch and taking on some of America’s toughest challenges as a high-impact philanthropist.”
As mayor, Bloomberg pushed radical pro-abortion policies on New York City, including an ordinance that restricted pro-life pregnancy centers’ free speech. He also donated $250,000 to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion chain, in 2012 and received an award from it in 2014.
New York City had the nickname “the abortion capital of the United States” under Bloomberg. More than 83,000 abortions were performed in New York City in 2010 – meaning 40 percent of all pregnancies in New York City ended in abortion. The number of unborn babies being killed in abortions was about the same in 2009, according to the city health department.
In addition to supporting pro-abortion policies, Bloomberg, his company and foundation also have donated huge amounts of money to pro-abortion causes. In 2012, Bloomberg Philanthropies launched a $50 million program in partnership with Planned Parenthood to push “reproductive health programs” (an umbrella term that includes elective abortions) on the world’s poorest countries.
Under his administration, the city also provided $15 million in bond funding for Planned Parenthood to renovate one of its huge abortion facilities in 2012.
Bloomberg also has been a big supporter of life-destroying embryonic stem cell research. In 2006, he donated $100 million to Johns Hopkins University for stem cell research, including embryonic stem cell research.
Forbes currently lists Bloomberg, 76, as the 11th richest person in the world. He, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, George Soros and other billionaires are some of the biggest donors to the abortion industry.