Kanye West: Planned Parenthood is Doing 'the Devil's Work'
Rapper slams pro-abortion group during pro-life comments
Rapper Kanye West has blasted Planned Parenthood in a new interview, slamming the pro-abortion group for doing "the devil's work."
Speaking to Forbes for an interview published Wednesday, West repeated his opposition to abortion, saying, “I am pro-life because I’m following the word of the Bible.”
He also took aim at America’s largest abortion chain, calling Planned Parenthood a tool of “white supremacists.”
“Planned Parenthoods have been placed inside cities by white supremacists to do the Devil’s work,” the music mogul declared.
The abortion giant has issued a statement in response West's claims that the group is doing "the devil's work" in black communities.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America responding saying the remarks are "offensive."
The group's director of black leadership and engagement, Nia Martin-Robinson, told Blast in a statement:
Black women are free to make our own decisions about our bodies and pregnancies, and want and deserve to have access to the best medical care available.
Any insinuation that abortion is black genocide is offensive and infantilizing.
The real threat to black communities' safety, health, and lives stems from lack of access to quality, affordable health care, police violence and the criminalization of reproductive health care by anti-abortion opposition.
At Planned Parenthood, we trust and we stand with black women who have, and continue to lead the charge when it comes to the health, rights, and bodily autonomy of those in their communities.
The Planned Parenthood organization also tweeted a response, saying:
"Stigmatizing Black people by suggesting that they are unable to make their own decisions about their bodies, families, and lives isn't new, nor is it a coincidence - it's a ploy pulled directly from the anti-abortion playbook."
Stigmatizing Black people by suggesting that they are unable to make their own decisions about their bodies, families, and lives isn't new, nor is it a coincidence - it's a ploy pulled directly from the anti-abortion playbook.— Planned Parenthood (@PPFA) July 8, 2020
In another post linked to an article on West's comments, the organization added:
"We don't know who needs to hear this, but when we say that no one should stand between a woman and decisions about her body when it comes to health care, that really means NO ONE."
We don’t know who needs to hear this, but when we say that no one should stand between a woman and decisions about her body when it comes to health care, that really means NO ONE. https://t.co/VdOEBQoCVy— Planned Parenthood (@PPFA) July 8, 2020
West announced via tweet on July 4th that he is running for president in 2020.
He also reportedly doubled down on his anti-abortion stance on Twitter Wednesday evening but then seemingly re-thought his post.
According to Complex, West took to Twitter to post a screenshot of a Google search of "what does a 6-month fetus look like."
He captioned the tweet, which he's since deleted, "These souls deserve to live."
In 2019, in response to the notion that blacks should vote Democrat based simply on their skin color, West told a radio host, “We’re brainwashed out here, bro.”
"Come on, man,” he said.
"This is a free man talking.
"Democrats had us voting for Democrats with food stamps for years.
"What are you talking about guns in the 80s, taking the fathers out the home, Plan B, lowering our votes, making us abort children.”