(PatrioticPost.com)- Rapper and quasi-presidential candidate Kanye West attacked Planned Parenthood this week for perpetrating what he called a “black genocide.”
During a taped interview with Nick Cannon, West said:
“Abortion is the number one killer of black lives in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, abortion kills more black people than HIV, homicide, diabetes, accidents, cancer and heart disease — watch this one — combined.
“Three thousand shootings in Chicago a year, 700 murders, you’ve got to put that with heart disease, you’ve got to put that with HIV, you’ve got to put that with diabetes, you’ve got to put that with just accidents, and put that with cancer, and it doesn’t add up to specifically abortions. If you think about that number, 1,000 black babies are aborted each day.
“It’s happening every day, and right now, God has given me the information, and he ain’t gave me no other information other than this information, and we have this right now, so that means he wants me to say this now. In 50 years, there’s been 22 million — over 22,500,000 — black people aborted strategically and on purpose. Planned Parenthood was set up and placed in minority communities to kill black people.”
West has long lambasted abortion in general and Planned Parenthood specifically. Back in July, while giving a campaign speech in North Carolina, he admitted that he almost aborted his first child.
While these comments make West sound like strongly pro-life, he has also contradicted that message in the past. During the speech in North Carolina, he said abortion “should always be legal” because “law is not by God anyway.” Instead, he suggested that abortion should be discouraged — by paying women who are considering it to keep their babies.
While West has stated that he is running for president, his candidacy is haphazard at best. He’s only been able to get his name onto the ballots in eight states so far, while missing the filing deadlines for many others. He also missed the August 20 deadline for reporting campaign spending and fundraising to the Federal Election Commission.
Even still, West does have a large following in general because of his status as a rapper and the fact that he’s married to Kim Kardashian. That means that, even if people don’t feel like he would a good president, his words certainly don’t fall on deaf ears.
This could be a good thing for President Donald Trump and other Republican candidates who are pro-life. If West’s followers agree with his message on abortion strongly enough, they could decide that Trump is the best candidate for them.
At one point, West was very supportive of Trump and his administration, though he has separated himself from the president in recent months. Kardashian also has ties to the president. She worked with Trump to pardon Alice Marie Johnson, who was serving a life sentence in prison for her role in a drug trafficking organization.