Baltimore Ravens tight end Ben Watson is never afraid to voice his opinion when it comes to issues dealing with race. He was vocal when the Baltimore uprising occurred after the death of Freddie Grey, as well as during the Ferguson, Mo., riots after the death of Michael Brown.
But this time, Watson is sharing his opinion about abortion and how it affects black people.
In an interview with Turning Point Pregnancy Center, Watson made some interesting statements about Planned Parenthood.
“I wouldn’t say I have any unique insight,” Watson said. “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 [Margaret] Sanger in the past was to exterminate blacks, and it’s kind of ironic that it’s working.”
Watson continued to speak about why Planned Parenthood was created.
“We [as minorities] support candidates, and overwhelmingly support the idea of having Planned Parenthood and the like, and yet, that is why she created it,” Watson said. “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,” Watson said. “It’s like when black girls are pregnant, it’s like a statistic, but when white girls get pregnant, they get a TV show.”
Watson, who is married to his college sweetheart, Kirsten Watson, is a devout Christian and father of four, so it isn't shocking to hear his opinions about abortion.
But, apparently, Watson doesn't realize that Planned Parenthood does more than provide abortions to women.