Massachusetts Dem Resigns After Saying Special Needs Kids Are Too Expensive To Educate & Should Be Aborted

Brittany M. Hughes | March 3, 2023
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A Massachusetts Democrat has resigned from his job after he triggered backlash for complaining about the cost of educating special needs children who he believes should have been aborted.

Michael Hugo resigned as the chair of the Framingham Democratic Committee nearly a month after causing a firestorm during a city council hearing about abortion access, where he complained that children who are misdiagnosed in utero and born with physical or mental disabilities end up being a strain on the local school budget.

"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 the children who were born with the defect," Hugo said at the Feb. 7 meeting.

The comment sparked immediate fury from the public, forcing the Framingham Democratic Committee to condemn Hugo’s remarks at a February 26 meeting - about three weeks later. Hugo faced widespread calls to resign, demands that weren’t calmed with his copious “apologies.”

"I have apologized profusely too many times, but it seems obvious to all objective observers that there is something unusual about this particular crisis, in that it has an extraordinary life," Hugo sent in an email to the committee. "Time will tell as to why this has become a — literally — international story, and why it has been amplified by the Chair of the Ashland Republican Committee.”

Maybe because you whined that children with special needs would be better off dead than to become a drain on the rest of society, and that’s…horrible?

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While Hugo’s comments are revolting to say the least - there’s not really a word in the English language to capture the evilness of suggesting an infant be murdered if they’re anything less than physically perfect - I fail to see how his comments are any different than Ana Navarro openly claiming on CNN last year that babies with Down syndrome should be aborted if their families don’t want the burden of raising a child with a difference (she even used her own brother as an example of such a proverbial boat anchor).

Planned Parenthood has long advocated for slaughtering children diagnosed with disabilities or physical deformities in the womb. Pro-abort leftists have slammed states that have tried to legally protect babies from being aborted simply on the diagnosis of Down syndrome, and routinely argue in favor of murdering preborn infants on the off-chance they may be born with some anomaly.

Hugo here may have said it out loud, and more bluntly - but the sentiment remains the same: the value of a child’s life is determined only by how convenient they are to the adults around them. And while his comments may be sick, they’re hardly new.

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