After announcing his candidacy for President of the United States over the July Fourth holiday, Kanye West opened up about his political beliefs in a Forbes interview, among them being that he is pro-life: “I am pro-life because I’m following the word of the Bible.”
He went on to say he believed, “Planned Parenthoods have been placed inside cities by white supremacists to do the Devil’s work.”
West is referring to the alarming racial eugenic goals that originated with Planned Parenthood’s Founder Margaret Sanger, which are still being pursued today as the single largest abortion provider in the US.
Sanger founded Planned Parenthood in 1916, and spent her life working closely with eugenics leaders and even the KKK to eliminate the offspring of the poor and racially “undesirable.”
In a 1932 speech delivered to the New History Society titled, “My Plan for Peace” Sanger described her vision for a perfect America, in which the main objectives of Congress would be, “to apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization, and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is already tainted or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring.”
Sanger partnered with black community leaders to found the “Negro Project,” which was advertised as a way to make safe contraception available to African-Americans. However, her own writing has led many to believe that she used black leaders to gain access and trust in the black community she targeted with her eugenics goals.
In a letter to Clarence Gable in 1939, Sanger wrote: “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”
It is undeniable that Sanger represents a genteel prejudice shared by many members of America’s ruling class in the early 20th century who advocated for the passage of frightening eugenics legislation during the progressive era.
West is pointing out the fact that Sanger’s original goals, to target the offspring of the poor, of minorities, and babies who are physically or mentally challenged, lives on today.
The vast majority of Planned Parenthood clinics remain in minority neighborhoods. According to the CDC’s Abortion Surveillance report, black women make up 34 percent of abortions in the United States, though they are only 13.4 percent of the U.S. population. According to the Charlotte Lozier Institute, more black babies are aborted than born alive in New York City each year.
Who better to drive home West’s point than the keynote speaker of the infamous 2017 Charlottesville rally, Richard Spencer, the notorious neo-Nazi and alt-right white supremacist. During his speech he explained how abortion advances white nationalist goals stating, “The people who are having abortions are generally very often black or Hispanic or from very poor circumstances.”
Despite what many consider a morally reprehensible legacy, particularly at a time when Black Lives Matter, the Democrat Party, and other progressive groups are calling for a reckoning of all racist institutions in America’s past, the left continuously denies the disturbing history of Planned Parenthood’s racial eugenics goals.
Planned Parenthood describes Sanger as “a woman of heroic accomplishments” and “a true visionary”.
From 1966- 2015 Planned Parenthood presented an annual “Margaret Sanger Award” which they describe on their website as their “highest honor.” Recipients include former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, and Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.