Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has parachuted into the chaos of the Democrat presidential race as a “new choice” for the beleaguered party. “He’s a proven leader who brings people together to reach ambitious goals,” proclaims his rhetoric-driven campaign website.
Those “ambitious goals” include empowering Planned Parenthood to the tune of multiple millions of dollars, further enabling the abortion giant to take the lives of innocent pre-born babies. As reported by pro-life news site LifeNews.com, between 2014 and 2017 the billionaire mayor’s Bloomberg Family Foundation donated no less than $13,962,000 to Planned Parenthood, which, with the help of its nationwide network of “affiliates,” performed over 1.3 million abortions during that time frame, according to its own annual reports.
Another pro-life news source, LifeSiteNews.com, called Bloomberg “one of the most radical pro-abortion politicians in American history,” recalling that “when he first ran for mayor of New York City in 2001, he pledged to force everyone training to become an obstetrician or a gynecologist in a city hospital to learn how to perform an abortion.”
LifeSite noted that “Bloomberg’s passion for abortion allowed him to appropriate $15 million from a civic facility revenue bond transaction that benefited Planned Parenthood. In 2012, the proceeds of the bond were used to finance the renovation of 104,000 square feet of space in the building that housed the abortion giant, supplying it with equipment and furnishing. The new national headquarters was publicly funded even though the Planned Parenthood Federation of America posted a budget of over $1 billion in 2009-2010.”
LifeSite recalled that in 2014 Planned Parenthood awarded Bloomberg its Global Citizen Award “for his pro-abortion record, including investments to decriminalize abortion abroad and enacting a ‘gag order’ against pro-life pregnancy centers in New York City.”
By contrast, President Trump’s consistent pro-life record may be catching the attention of one traditionally Democrat-voting demographic. Fox News columnist Liz Peek observed that the Democrat Party’s radical positions on such cultural issues as same-sex marriage and abortion, along with improving employment numbers under Donald Trump, are prompting black Americans to take a hard look at the president for 2020 — and an increasing percentage are jumping ship and supporting Trump.
“Particularly on issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion, blacks do not line up with the far left,” writes Peek. “For example, while only three percent of white Democrats say abortion should be illegal, fully one-third of black voters say it should not be allowed.”
Additionally, Peek predicts that homosexual candidate Pete Buttigieg, “who is married to a man, will struggle to win black support. And though blacks still embrace progressive economic messages from the likes of Warren, they also favor a strong economy and job creation.”
Notes Peek: “That’s what Trump is delivering. Higher wages, opportunity zones, education reform, job training; how can Democrats compete with that? Not with a radical agenda and more empty promises.”
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