Bernard Madoff, who allegedly fleeced countless numbers of persons and organizations, was also a generous supporter of the abortion rights industry, managing the assets of groups like the Picower Foundation. This now-defunct foundation funded the organizations that handled the vast majority of abortion rights litigation in this country. The good news is that the losers are “the Center for Reproductive Rights
[which] needs to make up a $600,000 shortage in 2009; Planned Parenthood [which] is out $484,000; the ACLU’s Reproductive Freedom Project [which] is off $200,000,” perSlate.com. Their loss is a win for the unborn.
UPDATE: The shortfall for Planned Parenthood is even more significant than initially reported. Between the loss of foundation funding and the downturn in the economy, Planned Parenthood is laying off approximately 20% of its staff. This just goes to show that every cloud has a silver lining.