Benjamin Watson—an NFL tight end for the Baltimore Ravens—has never strayed when it comes to vocalizing his thoughts and feelings about controversial issues.
Following the civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, Watson wrote a lengthy piece on Facebook that was shared nearly 500,000 times.
Here is some of what he wrote:
“We have major problems as a nation. Yesterday Ferguson burned. Tonight Baltimore burns. Tomorrow it will be another city in our homeland.”
But Watson sat down recently for an interview with Turning Point Pregnancy Center where he discussed his position on Planned Parenthood and slammed its founder, Margaret Sanger, for being a racist and wanting to “exterminate blacks”.
“I do know that blacks kind of represent a large portion of the abortions, and I do know that honestly the whole idea with Planned Parenthood and [founder Margaret] Sanger in the past was to exterminate blacks, and it’s kind of ironic that it’s working.”
Of course, Watson is a devout Christian so it is no surprise he would take the position of being against Planned Parenthood and the abortions they provide.
However, his accusations about Planned Parenthood being racist for determining who should be offered abortions are painfully right. Watson is even genuinely shocked that anyone would support Planned Parenthood.
Watson continued to comment about his disbelief that so many minorities would support candidates who support Planned Parenthood:
“We support candidates, and overwhelmingly support the idea of having Planned Parenthood and the like, and yet, that is why [Sanger] created it. We are buying it hook, line, and sinker, like it’s a great thing. It’s just amazing to me and abortion saddens me, period, but it seems to be something that is really pushed on minorities and provided to minorities especially as something that they should do. In the public, it seems to be painted that when minorities get pregnant they need to get abortions, especially when it comes to teen pregnancy. It’s like when black girls are pregnant, it’s like a statistic, but when white girls get pregnant, they get a TV show.”
If you had any inclination that maybe Watson is blowing the idea of Sanger as racist out of proportion, you’d be wrong.
The Federalist’s Bre Payton noted that Sanger was an, “advocate for eugenics and wanted to discourage those who she deemed as ‘unfit’ from reproducing. She pushed contraceptives and abortions onto minorities and low-income families in order to slow their birth rates. She was also a guest speaker for the Ku Klux Klan and a fanatical supporter of Nazi sterilization laws.”
Watson is also absolutely right that Planned Parenthood is guilty of racism as well when you consider the percentages between abortions for the black population to that of the white population.
The Federalist also noted:
African-Americans make up 13.2 percent of the U.S. population, yet they account for 30 percent of all abortions. A closer look at Planned Parenthood clinic locations reveals that the abortion provider tends to cluster its offices in low-income zip codes or areas that have a high minority population.
Obviously, Planned Parenthood deliberately targets black women in low-income areas to exercise their abortion agenda.
Watson should bring light of the issue and use his presence as a star athlete to advocate his passion on the subject.
What are your thoughts on Planned Parenthood being racist and targeting poor black mothers?
Should Watson continue his pursuit on this issue?