Planned Parenthood is calling out Kanye West for claiming that planned parenthood clinics were strategically placed in cities by white supremacists to “do the devil’s work.”
In an interview with Forbes, West spoke on a variety of topics, including his presidential run, his decision to stop supporting #DonaldTrump, and what he thinks about Planned Parenthood. In the four-hour conversation, he said he believes that Planned Parenthood was placed in “cities by white supremacists to do the Devil’s work.” When it comes to abortion, he said, “I am pro-life because I’m following the word of the bible.”
In response to West’s comments, Director of Black Leadership and Engagement at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Nia Martin-Robinson said “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,” The Blast reports. She went on to say that ”Any insinuation that abortion is Black genocide is offensive and infantilizing. The real threat to Black communities’ safety, health, and lives stem 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.”
West also revealed that while he no longer supports Trump, Donald and his son-in-law Jared Kushner were assisting him with becoming a 2020 presidential candidate. However, West has missed the deadlines for a number of tasks that he would have to complete in order to be on the ballot in several states. According to the Blast, It’s been believed that Trump is using Kanye to steal votes by having him listed as a candidate. Despite him now having missed several deadlines, it appears Trump is looking for a legal loophole that can land West’s name on the polls.