Planned Parenthood responds after Kanye accuses them of doing “the Devil’s work”
Kanye West touched on all sorts of topics in a wild new interview with Forbes, including the bombshell that he's "taking the red hat off" and will no longer be supporting Trump. If you thought that Kanye had reconsidered some of Trump's right wing policies and would move to the left of them, though, you'd be mistaken. Speaking about abortion, Kanye told Forbes, "I am pro-life because I’m following the word of the bible;" he also believes vital reproductive healthcare providers Planned Parenthood have been "placed inside cities by white supremacists to do the Devil’s work."
Planned Parenthood responded to Kanye's absurd accusation. Speaking to TMZ, Nia Martin-Robinson, Director of Black Leadership and Engagement at the organization's national headquarters, 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."
"Any insinuation that abortion is Black genocide is offensive and infantilizing," Martin-Robinson continued. "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."
UPDATE: Noname also responded to Kanye's ridiculous claims about Planned Parenthood, tweeting, "advocating against planned parenthood because it’s founders practiced eugenics is lazy and jeopardizes the health of black/brown women and girls in our communities."
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court ruled today to uphold a Trump administration rule that allows institutions with religious or moral objections to opt out of the Affordable Care Act's birth control coverage mandate. The New York Times reports that according to government estimates, 70,000 to 126,000 people could lose access to birth control coverage from their employer-provided insurance plans.