WATCH: Kristan Hawkins on Fox & Friends After Democrat Says Disabled Children Too Expensive

Caroline Wharton - 02 Mar 2023

It should be “a fact universally acknowledged” that every person is unconditionally valuable — but unfortunately, the abortion industry has conditioned our society to think less of those we find inconvenient, and a Massachusetts Democrat official was recently a poignant example of this. The chairman of the Framingham Democratic Committee Michael Hugo made disturbing commentary during a meeting in which he opposed pregnancy resource centers on the basis that more disabled children may be born and create expenses for school systems.  

He stated in the meeting, “Our fear is that if an unqualified sonographer misdiagnoses a heart defect, an organ defect, spina bifida or an encephalopathic defect that becomes a very local issue because our school budget will have to absorb the cost of a child in special education, supplying lots and lots of special services to children, who were born with the defect.”  

Since making his comment, Hugo has been rightfully called out both locally and nationally for his discriminatory remarks about the disabled community, and Students for Life of America (SFLA) President Kristan Hawkins appeared on Fox & Friends recently to discuss this. She said:  

(Click HERE to watch the video!)  

“Sadly, this is Democrats saying the quiet part out loud, and this is the result of President Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and the Democratic National Committee’s platform which states that abortion should be legal for any reason. That there’s no reason at all that an abortion shouldn’t take place. I hear comments — these eugenic, discriminatory comments — every single time I step onto a college campus in America today. It is absolutely astounding how the eugenics movement that created Planned Parenthood, this movement that said that certain people shouldn’t have the right to be born, still continues today in 2023 America.”  

Hawkins was also asked about the statement Hugo released after calls to step down were made which read, “I am writing to offer my most sincere and humble apology to members of the Framingham Democratic Committee, but more especially my fellow members of Framingham’s disability family community, for comments that I made at the last City Council meeting which were offensive and hurtful.”  

Hawkins labelled it a lame-duck, saying: “He got called out for saying something that most folks — 90% of Americans — when they heard it, they said, “That can’t be true.” That’s not a real apology. A real apology would say, “I’m going to reassess the viewpoint that I hold that says that women shouldn’t receive free diapers, ultrasounds, and baby formulas in my community — which is why he was there. He was there speaking out against free pregnancy centers because he didn’t want certain babies to be born. Until Michael Hugo reassesses his view of abortion and drops his eugenic view that some people don’t have the right to be born based on their genetic code or perceptions of abilities, then it’s not a real apology.”  

The Hawkins family

Not only as the president of the largest student-based pro-life organization in America, but also as the mother to two of four children with genetic conditions, Hawkins intimately understands how troubling it is that some in our society view them as less worthy of life. She knows that “life has a value even if someone else does not view it as ‘perfect enough’ to survive.”   

Here’s the reality of things: no one is perfect, but everyone is valuable and deserving of life. If Chairman Hugo can’t understand this, he might have a hard time aging when everyone is in need of a little extra time, care, and money.  

To watch Hawkins’ full interview on Fox & Friends, click HERE.  

To read more about how the abortion industry targets the disabled community, click HERE.  

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