CNN commentator Ana Navarro defended abortion this Friday and, to justify it, used as an example the family members she has with Down syndrome. She assured that she knows firsthand what it represents financially to have a family member in those conditions.
“I am not anyboday to tell you what you need to do with your life or with your uterus. And because I have a family with a lot of special needs’ kids. I have a brother who is 57 and has the mental and motor skills of a 1-year-old and I know what that means financially, emotionally and physically for a family,” Navarro said during a program hosted by Alisyn Camerota.
Ana Navarro added, “I know not all families can do it. And I have a step granddaughter who was born with Down syndrome. And you know what? It’s very difficult in Florida to get services. It’s not as easy as it sounds on paper.”
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Ana Navarro argued that, in her opinion, many mothers with a child with a disability don’t know how to deal with some situations. “I’m Catholic when it comes to me. But there are a lot of Americans who are not Catholic and are not Christian and are not Baptist. And you have no damn right to tell them what they should do with their bodies. Nobody does.”
Navarro’s comments came after the Supreme Court decided to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, which leaves it up to each state to decide the legal status of abortion.