Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been quietly funneling substantial amounts of money into a donor based community foundation called Silicon Valley Community Foundation located in Mountain View, California. The donations he and his wife Priscilla made to the organization in 2012 and 2013 have been significant.
In 2012, the Zuckerbergs bequeathed the group with 19 million shares of Facebook stock. The following year, they granted the same foundation another 18 million shares of stock. The most recent donation was worth nearly one billion dollars. Among the groups supported by Silicon Valley Community Foundation is Planned Parenthood.
For its part, Planned Parenthood has been at the center of a firestorm of criticism after video was leaked of the group discussing the transfer of baby tissue from abortions. While it has likely been known that the fetal tissue and flesh has been harvested for a variety of scientific purposes, the public has reacted strongly against the candor with which Planned Parenthood employees discuss the matter. This has led the GOP to seek to withdraw funding from the group.
That said, Planned Parenthood says that only 3% of its activities involve abortions. In actuality, they perform other preventative procedures such as mammograms and distributing birth control devices to women. Abortion rights supporters point out to these activities to minimize the sting of the Planned Parenthood fetal tissue videos. As for the Zuckerbergs, they are actually going to have a baby. The left views Mark Zuckerberg as a hero for championing illegal immigration, Planned Parenthood, and part-time work for corporate America.