Jeb Bush at the Iowa GOP’s Lincoln Dinner.
Photo credit: Dave Davidson –
Jeb Bush at the Iowa GOP's Lincoln Dinner.Photo credit: Dave Davidson -
Jeb Bush at the Iowa GOP’s Lincoln Dinner.
Photo credit: Dave Davidson –

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush was named as a founding director of the Bloomberg Family Foundation in 2010 and resigned at the end of 2014 shortly before launching his presidential campaign exploration committee.  The foundation was set up to expand the vision of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Stop the presses right there.  That in itself should present a problem for Jeb Bush considering Bloomberg’s advocacy for big government, climate change regulation and gun control, but there is more.

LifeSiteNews reports:

In March of 2014, the Bloomberg Philanthropies announced a $50 million undertaking to expand “reproductive health,” including lobbying foreign nations to loosen restrictions on abortion.

Bloomberg announced a major partnership with Planned Parenthood-Global to train and equip abortion activists in pro-life countries.

“In 2014, we started supporting local nonprofit organizations in Burkina Faso, Senegal, Uganda, and Nicaragua to advocate for better policies in their countries that will expand access to comprehensive reproductive health services,” the foundation stated. “These organizations will receive technical assistance from Planned Parenthood Federation of America – Global Division to help augment their capacity for effective advocacy.”

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards greeted the news by saying that “governments need to play a stronger role to ensure that all women have access to the health care they need” – including abortion – “no matter who they are, no matter where they live.”

Bloomberg clarified how the partnership would work while receiving Planned Parenthood’s Global Citizen Award at its annual gala last March 27.

A Bush spokesperson, LifeSiteNews notes, said Bush wouldn’t have voted on every initiative and expenditure.  Ok, but did he know about it?  How could he not?  If he did know, and it is simply unbelievable that he wouldn’t know, why did he stay?

He could have made a strong statement at that moment or before the agreement was made resigning in protest, but he didn’t.  He stayed on and didn’t resign until he was preparing to run for President when at the time he was resigning from all boards, including boards of organizations he started.

As a conservative who is pro-life I would not even consider having my name associated with Michael Bloomberg or Planned Parenthood.  Bush should explain why he didn’t have a problem with it.

  1. Bush is a non-starter and will not be the nominee. He and Clinton both have too much baggage to explain.

  2. Frankly, the article appears to be knee jerk reactionary. Following along Shane’s logic; “Why would any God fearing Republican become Senators or Congressmen…there is nothing in Washington but a bunch of Liberal Democrats around every corner!!” Perhaps Bush joined hoping to promote “Change” within Bloomberg’s Group? As for being a part of Bloomberg’s Group in 2014 when the Group was lobbying for ‘abortive rights’?? Perhaps Bush was there to attempt changing opinions of Bloomberg with abortion rights? Is it possible? The problem with Republicans…beyond the fact Mike Huckabee has assumed authoritative power over the ‘Christian Right’ (and he is unelectable…and DESIRES the position beyond anyone’s imagination!), Republicans should cross over the river, mingle with the left, and try and influence the left INSTEAD of tossing salvos ad infinitum at the front lines of their de facto enemy >> the Left. Poorly thought out article without the slightest influence of common sense. But it plays well to the troops!!! “Well done Shane!” Adding to the polarization of America will hopefully lead to destroying the “Death Star” 2-Party System! (Of course there is no possible way you can perceive this possible result)

    1. Belonging to a group that donates $50 million dollars to Planned Parenthood, promotes man-made climate change, big government and gun control lacks common sense. You aren’t going to change Michael Bloomberg give me a break!

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