Comedian Rosie O’Donnell is claiming that reports indicated she canceled plans to adopt a disabled unborn baby after learning the baby is disabled are false.
The Daily Mail reports that comedian Rosie O’Donnell recently canceled her plans to adopt another child after finding out that he faced health problems. Earlier this year, O’Donnell separated from her wife, Michelle Rounds, and news reports reveal that the pair plans to divorce. Currently, they are in the middle of an ugly custody battle of their daughter, Dakota, who was born in 2013.
Yesterday, during an appearance on “The View,” O’Donnell denied the reports are true:
Rosie O’Donnell denies that she refused to take her surrogate’s baby boy after finding out the unborn child had a birth defect. On Wednesday, the former co-host of “The View” shot down the rumor on Twitter, writing that it was a “total lie.”
Meanwhile, in a tweet on Twitter, O’Donnell also called the story “a lie” though she provided no further details or information as to why the report was false or what aspects of the initial report and Weaver’s claims are reportedly false.
a total lie – @Pray_4_Life
— Rosie (@Rosie) June 17, 2015
According to the initial reports, when Weaver delivered Dakota and was planning to have her tubes tied, O’Donnell asked her to wait. She said, “When I was walking around the hospital, trying to induce labor with Dakota, Rosie asked me not to go through with having my tubes tied, which I’d planned to do. They said they wanted me to have another child for them in the future. When I later found out I was carrying a boy, I emailed them to say I needed to know they were on board, because otherwise I would have an abortion.”
O’Donnell responded and said, “Don’t do that!”
The initial reports indicate that, after the birth defect was detected, O’Donnell said she did not want to continue with the adoption even though doctors said they could fix it with surgery.
Weaver concluded, “Rosie said that she’d had a previous relationship with a girlfriend who had several kids, most of whom had ‘issues’ including autism. Rosie and Michelle weren’t the warm people I thought they were… I just felt like I was a dog breeding puppies for Rosie.”