In the interview, he talked about comments he made about his daughter at a South Carolina rally in July, when he cried onstage and told the world that he and his wife had considered aborting her. He said that he had felt that he was “too busy” to be a father.
West said that he cried at the thought that he might not have ended up having the family he does today, saying: “The idea of [abortion] just tears me up inside, that I was part of a culture that promotes this kind of thing.”
He added that men aged 31 to 37 are some of the biggest advocates for abortion, saying: “That's how old I was. I felt like I was too busy. My dad felt like he was too busy for me. We have a culture of that ... In our culture, we're doped up, and psyched out, and made to kill our children.”
West, who is running for president, said that he would like to change the way people view orphanages and foster care. He also pointed out that more black children have been killed by abortion since February than those who have died of COVID-19. With 1,000 black children aborted each day, he says “we are in genocide.”
It’s a topic he has been discussing frequently in recent months, and he’s been getting quite a bit of flak for it. In a tweet, he said of those who criticized him crying at the thought of aborting his first-born child: “I’m concerned for the world that feels you shouldn’t cry about this subject.”
In an interview with Nick Cannon, he said that people blasting him for the tearful speech shows that the world is “sick.” And when Cannon discussed West’s tremendous net worth, he said that wealth did not mean anything compared to “still being sensitive enough to cry at the idea of aborting my daughter.”
He added that people have told him that they decided to have a child instead of getting an abortion because of his speech and that many had never seen someone in his position take a stance on it and speak out in favor of life.
On July 31, West tweeted that more than 22.5 million black babies have been aborted in the last 50 years. He also drew attention to the fact that Planned Parenthood was originally set up and positioned within minority neighborhoods with the express aim of killing black people under its founder, the racist and eugenicist Margaret Sanger.
Black babies have been disproportionately killed by abortions compared to their share of the population. When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released their most recent report on abortion trends in November, which was for the year 2016, non-Hispanic black women made up 38 percent of abortions – more than any other group.
Meanwhile, the former research arm of Planned Parenthood, the Guttmacher Institute, reported that black women had an abortion rate that was nearly three times that of white women.
West is not wrong: Abortion does kill more black people than diseases like COVID. In fact, abortion kills more black lives than cancer, accidents, heart disease, homicide, HIV and diabetes combined. In 2011, 360,000 black babies were aborted, outnumbering the 287,072 black people who died from all other causes that year. If Kanye can get through to even a small percentage of his 29 million followers about the atrocities of abortion and Planned Parenthood, it could make a real difference.
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