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Tue Oct 4, 2022, 01:15 PM

Sheryl Sandberg steps into abortion fight with ACLU donation

Source: AP

By GLENN GAMBOA

Sheryl Sandberg opened her next chapter as a full-time philanthropist Tuesday with a donation to the American Civil Liberties Union to fight state abortion bans across the country.

Sandberg, who officially left her position as Facebook’s parent company Meta’s chief operating officer last week after 14 years, donated $3 million to the ACLU Ruth Bader Ginsburg Liberty Center. The ACLU plans to use the funds to support candidates and ballot measures for abortion rights, as well as defending pregnant women’s rights in state courts and legislatures over the next three years.

Sandberg told The Associated Press in an interview that it’s “unthinkable” that her three daughters have fewer rights over “their own health care, their own bodies, their own destinies” than she did. She wanted to immediately start working to change that.

“As I’m leaving Meta and looking at the next phase of my life and what I want to do and dedicate myself to, this is an issue that I think is absolutely fundamental to who we are as women who we are as a society,” Sandberg said. “The time is now. These state elections are now. And the next cycle is just two years away.”



FILE- In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on "Foreign Influence Operations and Their Use of Social Media Platforms," on Capitol Hill in Washington. Sandberg opened her next chapter as a full-time philanthropist Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, with a donation to the American Civil Liberties Union to fight state abortion bans across the country. Sandberg, who officially left her position as Facebook’s parent company Meta’s chief operating officer last week after 14 years, donated $3 million to the ACLU Ruth Bader Ginsburg Liberty Center. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)


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Reply Sheryl Sandberg steps into abortion fight with ACLU donation (Original post)
Omaha Steve Oct 4 OP
kysrsoze Oct 4 #1
catrose Oct 4 #2
Ligyron Oct 4 #4
FredGarvin Oct 4 #5
Sky Jewels Oct 4 #8
Pacifist Patriot Oct 4 #10
Stuart G Oct 4 #3
Hekate Oct 4 #6
Dawson Leery Oct 4 #7
Joinfortmill Oct 4 #9
tanyev Oct 4 #11
FakeNoose Oct 4 #12
CTyankee Oct 6 #13
Flash953 Oct 6 #14

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 01:32 PM

1. That's touching, knowing how much she and her company contributed to electing Dump

You know... the asshole who nominated three right-wing Supreme Court justices.

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Response to kysrsoze (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 01:45 PM

2. Right

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Response to kysrsoze (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 01:48 PM

4. Good point.

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Response to kysrsoze (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 01:57 PM

5. She sacrificed 1.5% of her wealth to a tax haven.

Noice

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Response to kysrsoze (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 03:27 PM

8. I thought the same thing.

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Response to kysrsoze (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 04:13 PM

10. Yep

Pardon me if I'm grateful, but not impressed.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 01:46 PM

3. K and R. Thanks for posting.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 02:33 PM

6. Kudos to Ms Sandberg

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 03:12 PM

7. kick

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 04:01 PM

9. Well, it's a start.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 04:41 PM

11. Considering how big a part Facebook played in Trump getting elected

and subsequently packing the Supreme Court, it’s the least she could do. And I seem to recall reading that she was fully on board with zero or minimal moderation of all the disinformation that kept popping up in support of Trump.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 08:55 PM

12. OK, I love ACLU but I don't think of them for pro-choice or saving abortion rights

There has to be an angle here, and I mean a political angle.
Why isn't she donating to Planned Parenthood or some women's groups?
Pardon my cynicism, but something doesn't smell right here.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 02:21 PM

13. Yes, but perhaps it is shrewd on her part. The legal teams will need some help in preserving a

a woman's right to choose in courts all over the country. Don't underestimate the effect they could have on helping to fight anti-choice laws.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 08:12 PM

14. That's kind of like a drop in the bucket.

A whole 3 million. Wow.........

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