John Legend: Planned Parenthood 'Protects People from an Oppressive Government'

"Pay attention to what the government is doing."

In an obvious contrast to rapper Nick Cannon calling Planned Parenthood a genocidal organization against black people, singer John Legend has defended the abortion conglomerate as a protector against oppressive government.

Appearing on The Daily Show, Legend said he feels "worried" about the abortion giant with Donald Trump's presidency on the horizon, claiming the organization is just "trying to protect the people from an oppressive government and from people that would want to take their rights away." His comments came while discussing his organization Free America, which focuses on the alleged mass incarceration of innocent black people. The so-called "school to prison pipeline."

"I think there’s a lot of places, depends on what you’re – you’re – you’re worried about and what’s important to you," Legend said, "but I – I think, in a Trump administration, we should worry about places like Planned Parenthood. We should worry about places like the ACLU. We should worry about organizations that are out there to protect people, the Legal Defense Fund for the NAACP."

"All these places that are out there trying to protect the people from an oppressive government and from people that would want to take their rights away," he added. "And so we all need to be involved and be vigilant and pay attention to what the government is doing under our name and with our money and hold them accountable and support organizations that are fighting the power."

According to NewsBusters, Legend and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, are donors to Planned Parenthood. 

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