“Sarah Palin knows how to court controversy. With her latest effort, she’s waded into the Confederate flag debate – and compared the Southern white symbol to abortion. The former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate posted an image to her Facebook page recently, depicting the Confederate battle flag – seen by many as a racist symbol – and the Planned Parenthood logo side by side, over the line “Which symbol killed 90,000 black babies last year?” The post also included the hashtag #DefundPlannedParenthood.
“Palin has been posting about Planned Parenthood frequently in the days since an anti-abortion group released undercover videos alleging that the organization and its affiliates profit from supplying researchers with fetal tissue from abortions. Palin’s Planned Parenthood posts included calls to boycott businesses that donate to the organization and numbers on how many Planned Parenthood clinics are located in minority neighborhoods.
But now, in her own style, the former Alaskan governor has gone even further. In a recent tweet, Palin stated that “the equivalent of what Planned Parenthood is and has been doing since it was first founded is going to Zimbabwe and shooting black people where they stand.”
Palin was referring to a “recent incident in Zimbabwe, where a lion, who was a famous tourist attraction by the name of Cecil, was gunned down by an American hunter. Cecil was a part of a scientific study that involved GPS tracking of his movements and subsequently rose to fame.
Palin tweeted: “Planned Parenthood is a far more devious form of man slaughter than I have ever heard of. What they have been doing is just appalling and I can’t think of an equally disgusting thing apart from actually going to Zimbabwe and shooting black people right smack in the middle of the street. And you know something? When I think about it again, that still wouldn’t be nearly as unbelievable as what Planned Parenthood, a genocidal organization, is all about.”
The former 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate’s sudden concern for the lives of the black community across America can be said to be somewhat surprising, since she has, on several previous occasions, called for the re-introduction of voluntary slavery and made numerous racial comments. And to top everything off, she even added a hashtag #BlackLivesMatter at the end of her tweet.
When asked by Newslo to comment on her tweets, Palin replied: “It is what it is. I don’t care if you’re a fan of the Confederate flag or if you approve or even support the atrocities of Planned Parenthood, the time has come to face the facts and call things what they are. I’m not going to pretend I’m a saint, because I’m not, but at least I’m real and know what I stand for.” The interviewer interjected: “And that’s White Power?” Palin responded in confusion: “You’re damn righ….wait! wait! Scratch that! This interview is over!”