Ex-model and TV Personality Katie Price has backtracked comments she made during an appearance on Loose Women, an ITV chat show saying she would probably have aborted her son Harvey had she known about his disabilities while she was pregnant.
Her 13-year-old child, Harvey, from a previous relationship with retired footballer Dwight Yorke, suffers from a rare genetic condition called Prader-Willi syndrome, as well as autism, ADHD and blindness.
On the show she revealed she would have aborted him if she knew he’ll be disabled because as at the time of pregnancy she didn’t know what life will throw at her.
Speaking on Loose Women, she said:
‘I was young when I had Harvey and I admit it: If I’d have known he was blind when I had him, as harsh as it sounds, I probably would have aborted him.’
‘Now it’s like oh my god, no way,’ she said. ‘Now if they said I was going to have a child with disabilities, I would definitely keep it. I would even adopt a child with disabilities.
‘Until you are in that situation, you don’t know.’
She said: ‘Anyone who’s a carer, mother, anyone dealing with disabilities, I have so much respect because I know what goes into it.’
She added: ‘I absolutely love Harvey so much. I would never change anything about him
‘Yes it’s challenging, but it’s also rewarding. He’s a great character and I love him. I don’t think anyone should be ashamed at all if they’ve got a child with disabilities.’
The ex-model received a lot of criticism online after making her revelations while some also praised her for coming out to say ‘the truth’ and Katie took to Twitter to backtrack her comments and praise the son. See her tweet and other people’s tweets below…