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Roe v. Wade ruling: CNN host slams Navarro for citing special needs relatives to justify abortion

by Patricia R. Mills

CNN’s S.E. Cupp Unfiltered host S.E. Cupp took issue with commentator Ana Navarro’s claim that abortion rights are necessary for some families who can’t handle special needs, children.

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CNN host and political commentator S.E. Cupp rebuked CNN commentator Ana Navarro after Navarro insisted that Roe v. Wade and abortion rights were necessary for families who might want to terminate special needs children in the womb.

Although she’s pro-choice, Cupp slammed Navarro for insinuating that abortion should be there to snuff out these lives as if they’re disposable. In a powerful Twitter thread, Cupp mentioned that she has an “autistic child” and has “never met” a parent who wanted to abort their special needs child.Roe v. Wade ruling: CNN host slams Navarro for citing special needs relatives to justify abortion

Cupp’s comments followed those made by Navarro during a CNN segment covering the landmark Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade on Friday.

During the segment, guest panelist and GOP strategist Alice Stewart addressed the ardently pro-choice Navarro, saying, “I don’t understand how you can say on one hand you support life, yet you’re fine with a woman’s decision to choose abortion.”


CNN host S.E. Cupp slammed Ana Navarro for her views on abortion and special needs children.
((Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) )

Navarro punched back hard, stating, “I am not anybody to tell you what you need to do with your life or uterus.” She then mentioned special needs people in her family, saying, “I have a family with many special needs kids. I have a brother who’s 57 and has the mental and motor skills of a one-year-old. And I know what that means financially, emotionally, and physically for a family. And I know not all families can do it.”

She also spoke of her “step-granddaughter who was born with Down syndrome” and her “step-grandson who is very autistic, who has autism,” adding that it is “difficult” for their families to “get services.”

Navarro stated many folks need the option to end the lives of these individuals while they’re still in the womb.

Early Saturday morning, Cupp publicly disagreed with Navarro’s arguments. She began a Twitter thread, stating, “It’s taken me a minute to decide whether I wanted to share this. But ultimately, [I[ felt like I had to. Yesterday, @ananavarro, you made an argument that one of the reasons you were pro-choice was because you knew children with special needs in your family. So do I.”

S.E. Cupp claimed she would never have considered abortion for her autistic child. (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

Recounting the CNN analyst’s claims, Cupp continued, “You said you have a step-granddaughter with Down’s syndrome, a ‘step-grandson who is very autistic.’ And that ‘there are mothers and people in that society or community who will tell you they’ve considered suicide because that’s how difficult it is to get help.”

Cupp torched Navarro’s thinking, replying, “I have an autistic child. I have never met a parent of an autistic child or any parent of a special needs child who said they’d wished they’d aborted him themOE V. WADE OVERTURNED: LIBERAL JOURNALISTS RAGE AT RUTH BADER GINSBURG FOR NOT RETIRING

“These children face enough stigmas and challenges. Please don’t use our incredible, special, wonderful, super-hero kids to make political arguments, especially about the benefits of abortion,” Cupp continued.

The CNN host subsequently clarified that she wanted Roe v. Wade not overturned but insisted that Navarro’s statements were inappropriate. “I have been clear. I don’t want Roe overturned. But don’t even it about our special needs kids. NO for a second, EVEN ONE SECOND,” she tweeted emphatically.


Cupp added one final rebuke for Navarro, asking her to “Make the argument that you don’t want to have a kid. Don’t make the argument that you don’t want to have a KIND of kid that we HAVE AND LOVE.”

Protesters gathered outside the Supreme Court building after the historic ruling to overturn Roe vs. Wade.
(Joshua Comins/Fox News)

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