A powerful organization representing Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) frequently stand up side by side with Planned Parenthood. It appears that they have a strong financial reason to do so. Certainly the direct financial conflict is also related to money paid to actual obstetricians to use their skills not to bring babies into the world, but to end their lives in the womb.
This may explain their attempts to shut down debate on a resolution to defund Planned Parenthood at the AMA meeting yesterday in Atlanta. They used arcane parliamentary maneuvers rejected by over 100 members of the AMA HOD yesterday. That effort to shut down debate ultimately failed and the Position of the AMA on funding Planned Parenthood is still under debate through 11/17 in Atlanta.
ACOG, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, received $1.7 million from a Warren Buffet foundation that also has provided $21 million per year to Planned Parenthood and related groups during the same period. In fact, Warren Buffet has been reported by Fox news as donating $1.2 billion to promote abortion services and groups that provide them. The money was funneled to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists that shares membership and executive leadership with the Political and advocacy arm, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
In September, Abby Johnson, a whistleblower from Planned Parenthood, exposed that according to IRS 990 forms ACOG received donations from the Buffet foundation (named for his wife). They include $1,067,878 in 2011, $340,169 in 2012 and $368,358 in 2013. The donations totaled $1.77 Million and are likely still continuing, but the 2014 and 2015 reports are not yet available. Abby Johnson reported that during the same time that the Buffet Foundation gave $21 million per year to the “abortion industry” the majority of which went to Planned Parenthood. She described a subsidy program wherein this donated money from buffet was use to partially pay for the abortions of women in Planned Parenthood clinics through “The Justice Fund”. During that time, abortions rose 100% in her clinic, according to Ms. Johnson.
ACOG has other conflicts as it frequently stands in solidarity with Planned Parenthood in Court and in the Legislature. ACOG opposed a the “Blunt” religious exemption amendment in Congress to allow insurance benefits to respect the “moral conviction” of groups that purchase them. ACOG appeared on a national press phone conference to support Planned Parenthood. ACOG filed a legal brief in the United States Court of Appeals to support Planned Parenthood as it fought against medical standards for its Clinics in Texas. Rhonda Brown, the “Program Manager” for ACOG who worked “extensively” as an employee of Planned Parenthood in the US. ACOG fought in the Arizona legislature to stop a law requiring counseling that the “abortion pill” can be reversed falsely claiming there was no scientific evidence to support it. This despite actual scientific evidence of babies born after the RU-486 they had taken was indeed reversed with progesterone.
ACOG continues to fight in every venue, on every front to defend Planned Parenthood and the stream of money going to its own organization and those doctors being paid for abortion. This should cast new light on the corruption that is inherent in Planned Parenthood and those doctors who support them. Hopefully they will report these conflicts of interest to the AMA House of Delegates as it debates funding of Planned Parenthood, but it is highly unlikely.