Last updated on June 26, 2022
Leftist political commentator Ana Navarro tried to claim on Saturday that people were twisting her words when she used examples of people in her family who have special needs to champion the need for women to have access to abortions.
“Some have twisted my words,” she claimed on Twitter without explaining how people were twisting her words. “Won’t stop me calling it out: Banning women’s choices, but NOT funding enough aid for kids & adults w/special needs & disabilities, or a safety-net for single moms & poor families, or safe, loving foster care & adoption, isn’t Pro-life. It’s hypocrisy.”
“Irrelevant has-beens trying to get some clicks by attacking me on @twitter ….so predictable and lazy,” she added in a separate tweet. “Everybody knows you’re twisting my words. I’m not going to give you the importance of mentioning you by name. You know who you are. Bless your hearts. Eat s***. Or whatever…”
Navarro’s tweets come after she made remarks that went viral Friday afternoon on CNN, where she talked about members of her family who had special needs.
“And I am not anybody to tell you what you need to do with your life or with your uterus,” Navarro said. “And because I have a family with a lot of 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, physically, for a family,” she continued. “And 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 is very difficult in Florida to get services. It is not as easy as it sounds on paper.”
“And I’ve got another step-grandson who is very autistic,” Navarro added. “Who has autism, and it is [inaudible]. And their mothers and people who are in that society, who are in that community, will tell you that they’ve considered suicide because that’s how difficult it is to get help. Because that’s how lonely they feel, because they can’t get other jobs, because they have financial issues, because the care that they’re able to give their other children suffers.”
“And so why can I be Catholic and still think this is a wrong decision? Because I’m American. I’m Catholic inside the church,” Navarro claimed. “I’m Catholic when it comes to me. But there’s 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 made her remarks after another guest on the CNN show addressed 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.”
— El American (@ElAmerican_) June 24, 2022