The Planned Parenthood organization was set up by founder Margaret Sanger to "exterminate" black people, according to NFL star Benjamin Watson.
A supporter of eugenics, Sanger founded the American Birth Control League in 1921, which subsequently evolved into Planned Parenthood, in 1942. Planned Parenthood provides reproductive health services, including abortions.
Watson, a tight end from the University of Georgia, signed a two-year contract in March with the Baltimore Ravens. The New England Patriots drafted Watson in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft with the 32nd overall pick. He earned a Super Bowl ring in the Pats victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on February 6, 2005. In addition to New England, he has also played for the Cleveland Browns and the New Orleans Saints. For a career thus far, Benjamin Watson has 427 receptions, which includes 37 touchdowns.
He made national headlines in November of 2014 with a viral Facebook essay calling for racial reconciliation and understanding after Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson was not indicted in the fatal shooting of teen Michael Brown.A pro-life Christian and father-of-five, Watson expressed his opinion about Planned Parenthood and how race allegedly plays a role in abortion during an interview for the Turning Point Pregnancy Resource Center blog.
"I wouldn't say I have any unique insight. 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, and it's kind of ironic that it's working. 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, 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."Watson, 35, acknowledged that the decision to undergo an abortion is a hard and tough choice for a woman, for which has sympathy. He also insisted that while abortion is a women's issue, would-be fathers also have to step up either way in the event of an unplanned pregnancy.
The professional football player also described the pro-life philosophy as a worldview that goes beyond the abortion issue.
"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."In addition to his obligations at NFL training camp, Benjamin Watson is promoting a book called Under Our Skin: Getting Real About Race and Getting Free From The Fears And Frustrations that Divide Us. Last month, Benjamin Watson acknowledged to Megyn Kelly on The Kelly File (see clip below) that based on personal experience, police do treat blacks differently than other demographic groups during a traffic stop, but it is nonetheless important to comply with the officers' directions."We sit here and talk about advancing the black agenda, whatever that means, we talk about our interests, and what's important to us -- like having political power and advancement and all those things -- and then we are turning around and we are killing our children," Benjamin Watson declared about the abortion issue in the Turning Point interview.