Kanye West blasted the Planned Parenthood abortion chain as a “white supremacist” organization in an interview this week with Forbes magazine.
The rap star, who recently converted to Christianity, announced plans to run for president recently. A former supporter of President Donald Trump, West said he does not support Trump or Joe Biden now, but he is okay if his campaign takes black votes away from Biden.
West also said he is pro-life now because he believes what the Bible teaches about the value of human life, the Daily Wire reports.
“I am pro-life because I’m following the word of the Bible,” West said. “Planned Parenthoods have been placed inside cities by white supremacists to do the Devil’s work.”
West is correct that Planned Parenthood is rooted in discrimination. Its founder Margaret Sanger was a well-known eugenicist who called certain groups of human beings “weeds” and “reckless breeders.”
Since Sanger founded the abortion chain 100 years ago, about 20 million unborn black babies have been killed in abortions – a disproportionately high number compared to the general population. Research by Protecting Black Life found that 79 percent of Planned Parenthood surgical abortion facilities are located within walking distance of minority neighborhoods. And the abortion chain’s own staff recently accused it of “systemic racism.”
Increasingly, black leaders have been speaking out against the billion-dollar abortion chain and its life-destroying practices.
Last October, West also criticized Democrat leaders for “making us abort our children” – prompting speculation that he became pro-life when he became a Christian.
The remarks are a huge change for West, who previously appeared supportive of abortion. In 2013, his song “Blood on the Leaves” promoted abortion as a way to avoid the responsibility of fatherhood and the consequences of an extra-marital affair. In 2011 on Twitter, he also hinted not so subtly that there are women who intentionally get pregnant so they can extort money from their husband or boyfriend to pay for an abortion and keep quiet about it.
During his interview this week with Forbes, West praised Trump as “the closest president we’ve had in years to allowing God to still be part of the conversation.”
He also urged America to return to God and allow prayer back in public schools.
“Reinstate in God’s state, in God’s country, the fear and love of God in all schools and organizations and you chill the fear and love of everything else,” West told the magazine. “So that was a plan by the Devil to have our kids committing suicide at an all-time high by removing God, to have murders in Chicago at an all-time high because the human beings working for the Devil removed God and prayer from the schools. That means more drugs, more murders, more suicide.”
He denied accusations that his presidential run is just a publicity stunt. According to Billboard magazine, he is too late to run as an independent on the ballot in at least six states.
West never has run for political office. He has no record on abortion or any other issue. In contrast, Trump developed a strong pro-life record during his first four years in office, including defunded two of the world’s largest abortion chains, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and Marie Stopes International, of about $170 million in tax dollars, appointing pro-life judges, strengthening anti-discrimination laws to help pro-life medical workers and more.
Meanwhile, Biden has a radical pro-abortion stance that calls for taxpayer-funded abortions and legalized abortions through all nine months of pregnancy.