Koch Brothers Pouring Money Into Anti-Abortion Agenda Through the Center to Protect Patient Rights and Freedom Partners.
Freedom Partners plays a role in funding CPPR. Investigative reporting from Politico in September shows that Freedom Partners, which Politico called the Koch brothers’ “secret bank,” has given CPPR $115 million in the two years since it was formed. Americans for Job Security, another “free market” group with a name that doesn’t reveal its socially conservative agenda, also provided CPPR with $11 million.
The common wisdom in politics has long held that there are two kinds of conservatives: libertarian-leaning “free market” conservatives and Bible-thumping social conservatives. As this reporting from RH Reality Check shows, the assumption that there’s a meaningful difference between the two camps is collapsing. When it comes to ending women’s liberty to control their own bodies, the libertarian branch of the conservative movement is helping lead the charge.