Rapper, actor and television star Nick Cannon recently reiterated his initial comments concerning Planned Parenthood and abortion. Cannon, raised concerns about Hillary Clinton’s ties to Planned Parenthood, calling their work a “real genocide.”
Cannon’s comments came during an interview with New York City’s “The Breakfast Club” with radio host Charlamagne. Cohost Angela Yee brought up President-elect Donald Trump’s rejection of late-term abortions and his campaign position to reverse the landmark Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade. Here is Cannon’s quote and the video link from that interview:
“Hillary was, think about all of the things they did with Planned Parenthood and all of that type of stuff. That type of stuff is to take our community, and forget gentrification, it’s real genocide, and it’s been like that for years.”
In 2005 Cannon released a video titled “Can I Live” that depicts an unborn baby’s plea to his mother not to abort him.
I commend Nick for speaking up on this topic. And he’s right. It is genocide. Abortion is a heinous practice and is disproportionally represented in the black community with 35% of abortions nationally. To date over 60 million babies have been aborted since Roe v. Wade in 1973. And over 20 million of those babies were Black though we are only 13% of the population. Abortion is having such an impact in the Black community that today we are in depopulation in urban centers throughout America where traditionally we have had strong growth going all the way back to the great Black migration from the south to the north and reconstruction.
My concern is Cannon may be unaware of the considerable heat he is going to catch from the liberal agenda if he continues to stand up and speak truth on this issue. As a popular entertainer with “street cred” among millennials and the Hollywood elite, he is a powerful voice that could sway many as to the horror that is abortion. They no doubt know this and I am sure will appeal to him to curb his candor or risk doors of opportunity no longer being availed to him. That spells no more movies, recording contracts, television, etc. I wonder if he is ready to pay that kind of price for his stance.
As a high profile entertainer, Nick could be invaluable as a spokesman in the pro-life movement. He says he is a Christian. My suggestion is for the pro-life Christian community to reach out to him through social media and encourage him to continue speaking truth. I would also challenge all of us in the pro-life community to pray for him because he going to need it with the onslaught from the “politically correct police” that will, no doubt, be banging on his door with a cease and desist order.