Pro-abortion billionaire Michael Bloomberg announced today that he will run for president after previously indicating he would not compete. Forbes currently lists Bloomberg, 76, as the 8th 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.
Bloomberg, 77, had earlier in November filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission and filed to appear on some state Democratic primary ballots that had early deadlines, but aides said at the time that the moves were formalities while he decided on launching a full campaign.
His entry to the race was proceeded by a massive ad buy, and the first of his TV ads ran on Sunday, touting his promise “to rebuild the country and restore faith in the dream that defines us: Where the wealthy will pay more in taxes and the middle class get their fair share; everyone without health insurance can get it and everyone who likes theirs, keep it; where jobs won’t just help you get by but get ahead.”
It continues, “And on all those things, Mike Bloomberg intends to make good.”
One thing he will make good on is promoting abortion after making New York City one of the most pro-abortion places in the nation.
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.
Bloomberg would be a sharp contrast to President Donald Trump, who has governed pro-life.
Pro-life leaders have praised the Trump administration repeatedly for working to protect unborn babies from abortion.
“President Trump has gone further to serve unborn children and their mothers than any president before him. His bold leadership has truly saved countless lives,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser, who served as chair of President Trump’s Pro-life Coalition after securing four pro-life commitments from the nominee during the 2016 campaign. “From stopping taxpayer funding of abortion and of experimentation involving aborted baby body parts, to protecting conscience rights, to calling out extremist Democrats who support abortion on demand through birth and even infanticide, to his two outstanding Supreme Court justices and transformation of the federal courts, President Trump has beyond delivered on his promises to the pro-life voters who propelled him to victory in 2016.”
She told LifeNews: “The stakes of this election could not be higher as Democratic contenders line up to pander to the radical abortion lobby and declare war on even the most popular, modest pro-life policies, like the Hyde Amendment. This cycle SBA List will spend $41 million expanding to priority states, working closely with local allies on the most ambitious pro-life legislative agenda yet to aggressively challenge, erode, and finally, overturn Roe v. Wade. Our team will be working hard through Election Day to educate millions of voters, expose the extremism of Trump’s opponents, elect pro-life leaders to Congress and in the states, and win a second term for the most pro-life president in history.”
In one of his first acts as president, Trump reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy, which prohibits taxpayer funding to groups that promote or provide abortions overseas. The change defunded Planned Parenthood’s international arm of about $100 million in U.S. tax dollars.
Trump has repeatedly called out the Democratic Party’s extreme position on abortion. During his state of the union address this year, Trump slammed the governors of New York and Virginia for promoting abortion up to birth and infanticide. He also called for Congress to pass a ban on late-term abortions on babies who are capable of feeling pain.
Trump and his administration have made a number of changes to protect those who morally object to abortions, expanding conscience protections for medical workers who believe it is wrong to kill an unborn baby and increasing religious exemptions for Obamacare.
His administration also intervened to stop the United Nations from supporting abortion in a resolution about sexual violence. In 2018, under his leadership, the State Department removed references to the so-called “right” to abort an unborn baby from a global human rights report as well.
This spring, the administration also finalized a new Title X rule that requires health care entities to completely separate abortion from their taxpayer-funded services. Planned Parenthood, which already has said it will not comply, could lose about $60 million annually through the policy change. However, the abortion group is suing to block the cuts.
Trump has appointed dozens of conservative judges to federal courts as well, including two to the U.S. Supreme Court.