CNA Staff, Jul 8, 2020 / 13:00 pm
American hip-hop singer Kanye West has denounced the nation's largest abortion provider as racist and demonic after announcing an unexpected run for the Oval Office on July 4.
Excerpts and a summary of an interview with Forbes magazine were published on Wednesday, four days after West announced on Twitter that he would run for president.
"Planned Parenthood [clinics] have been placed inside cities by white supremacists to do the devil's work," said West, referring to allegations that the nation's largest abortion chain intentionally focuses on offering abortions to women of color.
Nia Martin-Robinson, Planned Parenthood Federation of America's director of Black Leadership and Engagement rejected West's assertion, telling celebrity news website The Blast that "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."