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Katie Price defends her comments about disabled son Harvey

British TV personality Katie Price has hit out at the U.K. media for taking her comments about her disabled son out of context.
Katie, 37, appeared on the British panel show Loose Women on Tuesday (01Mar16), and revealed she would have had her son Harvey aborted had she been aware of his disabilities.
Harvey, 13, who was born with the genetic condition Prader-Willi syndrome, also suffers from Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism and blindness.
Katie, who gave birth to Harvey when she was 24, said she would have considered an abortion, fearing she would be unable to cope with the challenges of caring for him.
The star admitted, “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.”
The former glamour model added she would never have an abortion now, and would even consider adopting a disabled child, given how well she has dealt with her son’s conditions.
She added, “I absolutely love Harvey so much. I would never change anything about him.”
However, the star claims her comments where taken out of context after angry Twitter fans criticised the outspoken model.
Katie tweeted on Wednesday (02Mar16): “I’m really upset people have taken out of context what I said on @loosewomen today. Harvey is my life and I am so proud of him!”
“Anyone who’s a carer, mother, anyone dealing with disabilities, I have so much respect because I know what goes into it,” she added.
“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.”

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