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Published On: Wed, Aug 10th, 2016

Ravens Benjamin Watson calls out Planned Parenthood for abortions of blacks, Margaret Sanger, buying lies of politicians

Professional football star Benjamin Watson is speaking out against Planned Parenthood’s origins and the racist views of founder Margaret Sanger.

“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 Sanger in the past was to exterminate blacks,” said Watson, a tight end for the Baltimore Ravens, in an interview with the Turning Point Pregnant Resource Center in San Diego. “And it’s kind of ironic that it’s working.”

Depiction of Sanger's "quality not quantity" message  1918 images

Depiction of Sanger’s “quality not quantity” message 1918 images

“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. We are buying it hook, line, and sinker,” he said in part two of an interview with the pro-life center.

Watson is a thirteen year veteran in the NFL, married with five children and proudly labels himself a born again Christian.

“If you are someone who cares about life period, then you have to care about it from conception all the way up to death,” he said. “To me, being pro-life means that you hold all life very dear and you understand that all life was created by God and that because of that, life has internal, intrinsic value, whether it’s capable of living on its own at that point or whether it is capable of living on its own at the end of its life.”

He said he’s not alone in his views in the NFL, where some players “are believers or have views that I agree with, but they don’t want to talk about it in a public forum. One-on-one they’ll talk about it, but Twitter, Facebook, or authoring a book about a polarizing topic? They don’t want to touch it.”

Watson faced backlash in the wake of the Center for Medical Progress videos for writing on Facebook, “As horrific as it is, the issue isn’t really the sale of human parts. It’s the legal practice that allows this to even be a possibility. Killing children and simply discarding the leftovers is not any more acceptable than profiting off of them.”

Sanger founded the “Negro Project,” hiring black preachers to convince their congregations to take birth control or get sterilized. Sanger wrote at one point that all citizens should be required to obtain a “birth permit” from the government before giving birth.

Margaret Sanger cartoon  -- An illustration from Birth Control Review, 1918

Margaret Sanger cartoon — An illustration from Birth Control Review, 1918

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