Well known Massachusetts Democrat Michael Hugo has been roundly denounced after he argued at a city council meeting that abortion should be legal for unborn babies with disabilities — because otherwise, they’ll be a drain on the local school system.
Hugo, who is chairman of Framingham Democratic Committee, made his remarks when criticising pro-life pregnancy resource centres that provide advice and practical support to women during pregnancy and afterwards.
During the council meeting, Hugo made the following outrageous intervention: “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. So it’s our hope that the Council tonight will pass this ordinance, and by doing so perhaps one of the businesses that might be looking at coming to Framingham, will look at Framingham and decide, well, we better just keep driving and look for a different town or a different city.”
After receiving strong pushback from all sides, Hugo later apologised for his remarks. While his comments at the council meeting were vile and shameful, it would be naive to just look upon them as the beliefs of one wrong-headed individual. The views he expressed are held by many if not most pro-abortion campaigners but they’re too clever and calculating to say it out loud what they really believe.