Kanye West sparked anger with a message that perceived to disgrace abortions which are carried out when the fetus is six months outdated. This is an especially uncommon process, which Twitter reminded Kanye.
Kanye West, 43, has taken his “pro-life” perspectives a step additional by way of stunning Twitter with illustrations of unborn fetuses and an anti-abortion remark. On July 8, the track artist and 2020 presidential candidate tweeted a screenshot of a abnormal Google seek: “what does a 6 month fetus look like.” This pulled up illustrated pictures of unborn small children, which led Kanye to jot down, “These souls deserve to live.”
Of route, the tweet straight away drew complaint. It’s extraordinarily uncommon for a physician to accomplish an abortion after six months of being pregnant (or 26 weeks), and “you can get an abortion later than 24 weeks only in rare cases for medical reasons,” Planned Parenthood reported on July 1. The CDC additionally reported in 2014 that “only 1.4 percent” of abortions are carried out “at or after 21 weeks,” a statistic that used to be additionally relayed by way of Planned Parenthood.
Kanye didn’t want to have a look at those statistics to be informed this, even though. “Does kanye west really think that someone will carry a fetus inside them for 6 months and then get bored and decide to abort it.. does he not understand that serious pregnancy complications can require inevitable late term abortions??,” one individual tweeted, and someone else wrote a identical point: “nobody is getting abortions that late term for non medical reasons and NO MAN. (especially kanye west) should be able to control what a woman does with her body.”
Kanye quickly deleted the tweet, and as an alternative posted pictures of his youngsters Saint West, 4, Chicago West, 2, and Psalm West, 1, whom he stocks with spouse Kim Kardashian, 39 (additionally they proportion a fourth kid, daughter North West, 7). The “Runaway” rapper’s anti-abortion tweet got here after he expressed identical perspectives in a arguable interview with Forbes, which ran on-line previous that very same day. “I am pro-life because I’m following the word of the bible. Planned Parenthoods have been placed inside cities by white supremacists to do the Devil’s work,” he instructed the opening.
It used to be a puzzling declare to make, since Kim made it transparent that she used to be a robust supporter of Planned Parenthood in 2017. It used to be additionally met with a handy guide a rough rebuttal from Planned Parenthood’s Director of Black Leadership and Engagement, Nia Martin-Robinson, who didn’t recognize Kanye’s wild conspiracy idea. “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. 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,” Nia mentioned in a remark.
Kanye isn’t any stranger to controversy. He infamously met with Donald Trump within the Oval Office in Oct. 2018 and touted the POTUS’s loathed MAGA hat. In an ironic twist, Kanye later instructed Trump to “bow out” of the 2020 presidential race — along side Democratic candidate Joe Biden — after pronouncing his bid. Kim and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk are these days serving as Kanye’s advisors.