Kanye West is facing vitriolic backlash on social media after speaking out against abortion. But his comments inspired something else too: mothers, fathers, and others are flocking to Twitter in solidarity to share their personal stories of how abortion has wounded them.
On July 31, the rapper tweeted that he was “concerned for the world that feels you shouldn’t cry” about abortion. His comments came after he held a presidential campaign event for himself in South Carolina, where he revealed that he initially wanted to abort his oldest daughter with Kim Kardashian West, 7-year-old North.
“Even if my wife wants to divorce me after this speech, she brought North into the world even when I didn’t want to,” he stressed at the rally. After adding that his mother also saved him from abortion, West screamed repeatedly through his tears, “I almost killed my daughter!”
More recently on Twitter, Kanye added to his original comments.
“I cried at the thought of aborting my first born and everyone was so concerned about me,” he typed on July 31. “I’m concerned for the world that feels you shouldn’t cry about this subject.”
While hundreds of people condemned him on social media, others offered their support – by