Acclaimed rapper Kanye West lamented the deaths of the thousands of black babies aborted annually in a Friday afternoon tweet.
“Over 22,500,000 black babies have been aborted over the past 50 years,” West tweeted to his 30 million followers. It was not immediately clear where West got these numbers from.
According to the pro-choice Guttmacher Institute, the abortion rate for black women in the United States is almost five times the abortion rate for white women.
West tweeted about abortion multiple times earlier Friday. In one tweet, he noted that he “cried at the thought of aborting” his first born child. (RELATED: Kanye Says He’s ‘Concerned For The World That Feels You Shouldn’t Cry’ About Abortion)
Over 22,500,000 black babies have been aborted over the past 50 years.
— ye (@kanyewest) July 31, 2020
In another tweet, West shared a story reporting that Planned Parenthood removed the organization’s founder Margaret Sanger’s name from an NYC clinic due to her racist and eugenic comments.
Planned Parenthood’s Director of Black Leadership and Engagement, Nia Martin-Robinson, responded to these comments by saying that black women are free to make their own decisions and “deserve to have access to the