Planned Parenthood has responded to Kanye West's anti-abortion comments, saying that the organization does the “devil's work” and that they were “placed inside cities by white supremacists.” According to The Blast, Nia Martin-Robinson, director of Black Leadership and Engagement at Planned Parenthood, responded in a statement, saying, “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.”
She 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. 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.”
Kanye responded via Twitter, posting a photo of a six month old fetus, along with the caption, “These souls deserve to live.” He later deleted the tweet.