Kanye West slammed Planned Parenthood last week as a racist organization that was founded to “kill the black race,” one of many recent comments he has made in defense of unborn babies.
West is one of the most widely-known celebrities in America. A musician married to reality TV star Kim Kardashian, he announced plans this summer to run for president of the United States. He also has been speaking out strongly against abortion.
Talking with podcast host Joe Rogan last week, West described abortion as a “genocide” that targets the black community, Breitbart reports.
“Plan B and Planned Parenthood were planned by eugenicists that set out and said out loud, ‘I’m doing this to kill the black race and to create population control,’” he said.
West likely was referring to Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, a well-known eugenicist who described certain groups of people as “human weeds,” “reckless breeders” and “morons” “who never should have been born.”
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In a 1939 letter to a friend, Sanger wrote, “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.” She also spoke to a KKK gathering in 1926.
Since abortion became legal nation-wide in 1973, an estimated 20 million unborn black babies have been aborted in America. Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion chain in the U.S. It has been doing about 345,000 abortions every year in recent years.
West referred to these numbers in his interview and compared them to the people who have died from COVID-19.
“Let me talk about Planned Parenthood, okay? The last figure I saw is there were 210,000 deaths due to COVID in America, and everywhere you go, you see someone with a mask on,” West said. “… With abortion culture, there are 1,000 black children aborted a day — daily. We are in genocide.”
He said more black children have died from abortions since February than people have died from the coronavirus. He blamed the media for failing to expose the horrors of abortion.
“In our culture, we’re doped up and psyched out and made to kill our children,” West said. “We have to decouple the conversation of Planned Parenthood and woman’s choice. Of course, I’m Christian so I’m pro-life. When I go into office, I’m changing laws because I realize we live in an imperfect world and in an imperfect society.”
West also criticized the abortion industry for destroying African Americans in a “black genocide” earlier this year. In July, he described Planned Parenthood as a “white supremacists’” organization that does the “devil’s work” in an interview with Forbes Magazine. Then, in August, he wrote a series of posts on Twitter mourning how the abortion industry targets unborn black babies and mothers for abortions.
“Over 22,500,000 black babies have been aborted over the past 50 years,” West wrote.
West’s reasons for being pro-life are personal. During a campaign rally in July, he broke down in tears when he revealed how he and Kardashian almost aborted their oldest daughter. He said his father also wanted to abort him, but his mother chose life.
“I almost killed my daughter!” he screamed. “I almost killed my daughter!”
“[Kim] called me screaming and crying … she said, ‘I’m pregnant’ … She said she was pregnant and for one month, and two months, and three months we talked about her not having this child. She had the pills in her hand,” West continued. “The screen went black and white and God said, ‘If you f— with my vision, I’m gonna f— with yours.’ And I called my wife, and she said, ‘We’re gonna have this baby.’ I said, ‘We’re gonna have this child.’”
While abortions harm families of every race and culture, they disproportionately harm black families. Statistics show that while African Americans represent 13 percent of the U.S. population, they have 36 percent of all abortions. According to the Guttmacher Institute, the abortion rate among black women is almost five times higher than it is among white women.
Many believe the abortion industry targets minorities for abortions as well. Research by Protecting Black Life found that 79 percent of Planned Parenthood surgical abortion facilities are located within walking distance of minority neighborhoods.