Report: Anthony Weiner’s Wife Is Pregnant

Report: Anthony Weiner's Wife Is Pregnant

In the midst of a scandal that has been the topic of headlines and late night talk show jokes, New York congressman Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin are reportedly set to make a big announcement: They’re expecting their first child!

The news comes courtesy of the New York Times, which reports that three different sources close to the pair have indicated that Ms. Abedin, a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton, is in the “early stages” of pregnancy.

It was just days ago that Mr. Weiner admitted to a “terrible mistake,” saying that he’s been having inappropriate communications with several women online. The story broke when he accidentally posted a photo of his boxer-clad crotch on his Twitter feed – apparently he’d meant to send it as a direct message instead. Though he initially claimed his account had been hacked, Mr. Weiner later held a press conference to confess the truth.

“This was a very dumb thing to do. [It was] a destructive thing to do. The picture was of me and I sent it,” he said, continuing, “I haven’t told the truth. I have done things I deeply regret. I apologize to my wife and our families. I’m deeply ashamed.”

Though Ms. Abedin has yet to comment, her husband insisted that the pair “have no intention of splitting up,” saying, “I love my wife very much. We’ve been through a great deal together and will weather this.”

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  1. Anonymous

    I think all pregnancies are blessings, I do. This makes me so sad, though. This poor women should be taking some time to decided where she wants to go from here in terms of her marriage. And now she’s pregnant. Ugh. My heart goes out to her.

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  2. Anonymous

    I disagree that all pregnancies are blessings. Certainly if one gets pregnant after a rape that is not a blessing. If one gets pregnant and is completely unable to care for the child financially, emotionally and/or physically, that’s not a blessing. And I would imagine finding out you’re pregnant after it’s revealed that your husband has been committing a series of adulterous acts against you, that may not feel like “it’s time to break out the pink and blue decorations.” I feel for her. I imagine it’s a very conflicting thing to go through.

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    • Anonymous

      this is not depressing. At all.

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    • Anonymous

      I understand where you’re coming from. You don’t consider those situations blessings. I stand by my statement, however. “Agree to disagree.”

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      • Anonymous

        That’s fair enough. I still can’t imagine any woman who became pregnant after a rape referring to it as a “blessing.” But you are certainly entitled to your opinion.

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    • Tara

      Actually pregnancy itself is a blessing whether you come from a medical, secular or religious rationale. Perhaps the act that they are sometimes predicated upon may not be. However, the guy is an a**, whether she was pregnant or not and I hope he is kicked out of office. I do not care what political party you are from, how can we teach our kids about morality when the very people voted into office show a flagrant disregard for it. It really pisses me off.

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      • Anonymous

        “Actually pregnancy itself is a blessing whether you come from a medical, secular or religious rationale.”

        All of the reasons I listed above and ones I didn’t still run contrary to this argument.

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        • Anonymous 23

          No you are wrong, religion views it as a blessing as does modern culture. A new life is positive regardless of how it came to be. You must be so much fun to be around…why be on a baby site if you feel so negatively about pregnancy. Get a life!

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        • Anonymous 23

          Within the scientific constraints of the medical community they do indeed view all life and it’s creation as a positive thing. Thus their desire to do everything in their power to save it. Furthermore EVERY religion recognizes reproduction as a goal to maintaining a better society and following conventional wisdom about 15% view a new life as something negative.

          Therefore I contend that while the usage of the word blessing may hint at a more Godly activity, as a whole it is looked upon as a positive.

          The act of rape itself is an entirely separate issue. The life that resulted from it should not be viewed as any less valuable than a fetus/baby that is a product of a loving consensual relationship.

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          • Tara

            LOL, @anonymous 23- you beat me to it, but basically I was going to say the same thing. But maybe not as well articulated as you. Thanks

          • Anonymous

            We can argue about religious views and and assumptions about scientific views until the cows come home. What I’m talking about are actual women’s responses to how they feel or would feel after being raped. What a bible or scientist believes matter not in regards to what I’m describing.

            And your last point is not at all what I’m describing. I’m not talking about one child’s life as more “valuable” than another. I’m talking about how a woman might feel after being assaulted and discovering she is pregnant as a result of that assault. It’s a really simple concept and I’m shocked that I’m receiving backlash for what I would think is such a basic idea.

          • Diana

            I am completely on your side. You have to keep in mind, though, that some people with very strong religious views for some reason beyond my understanding always see the “new life” as more important than the mother, i.e. it doesn’t matter how the woman who is pregnant feels or how she got pregnant in the first place.
            It’s a strange, irritating and rather misogynistic view. How very sad that so many women still perpetuate it.

          • Anonymous 2

            Thanks, Diana. Though be careful, lest you be assumed to be a “personality” of mine.

            It truly is very sad. I had NO idea a comment I thought was rather basic, simple and calm would be met with the response it’s been met with. Lesson learned though. Both this post and the one about Russel Crowe’s comment have taught me a lot about what informs the opinions of many of those on this website.

  3. Anon

    Well there’s no way she can have an abortion now that everyone knows about it. Unless she says it’s a “miscarriage”.

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    • Anonymous

      Thankfully due to Roe v. Wade she can have an abortion and say whatever she wants about it. Or say nothing since that would be none of our, as the viewing public’s, business.

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      • Anonymous 23

        @ Anonymous who wrote about 6 posts here-

        And this is a good thing? What is sad is you obvious disdain for human life. Go to NOW, to share your uplifting messages of hope . Poor bitter girl you are.

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        • Anonymous

          I had no idea this site was filled with anti-choice ideologues. What is the bad thing in this woman exercising her freedom of choice to have an abortion and not telling the public about it? And how does my understanding of that equate to a disdain for human life? Who knew a site about celebrities’ babies would attract so many people that don’t respect a woman’s right to choose.

          Am I’M bitter? You all should feel embarrassed both for how you’ve responded to my harmless posts and for your ignorant assumptions that anyone that doesn’t view all pregnancies as “blessings” hates life. Whatever that even means.

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          • Tara

            You are the one who brought abortion into this debate not I. I simply referred to the fact that no matter what you believe in all spectrums of society- life is regarded as a positive. Do not go on assuming and trying to be provacative by calling me anti choice.
            The fact remains that it’s Ms. Abedin’s choice what she does, whether or not I agree or condone it, is none of my business. However the actions of her husband by dishonoring his position are ALL of our business and we do have a right to voice our concerns about his possibility of remaining in office.
            I have no idea what Anonymous 23 views are, I do however agree with her counter assessment that all life is viewed positively.
            Try not to lump all dissenting views to yours as erratic or infringing on the rights of women.

          • Tina

            Agree with you, stay classy, unlike some of these posters. The issue is lack of morality of our elected officials. These people want to muddy the point with a human life/ choice debate.

          • Anonymous

            “You are the one who brought abortion into this debate not I. ”

            Actually, I didn’t. That was a poster that I was replying to. Though I don’t see the point in mentioning who initiated abortion regardless.

            “Do not go on assuming and trying to be provacative by calling me anti choice.”

            Unless you and anon 23 are the same person, I’m not sure why you’re taken my replies that THAT person so personally?

            “However the actions of her husband by dishonoring his position are ALL of our business and we do have a right to voice our concerns about his possibility of remaining in office.”

            Why are you making comments about things I did not mention at all as if you are taking a contrary point to something I didn’t even remark about?

            “Try not to lump all dissenting views to yours as erratic or infringing on the rights of women.”

            I didn’t “lump all views.” I commented on the trend I was seeing. If it doesn’t apply, let it fly. I’m still not sure why my comments to Anon 23 prompted you to respond as if they were about you. Unless they are… And if so, I’m not sure why you’re dissenting statements that you align with.

          • Anon

            Tara does this on every post. She likes to hear herself speak (or type, as it were). Ignore her.

          • Anonymous@RichmondVa

            Actually the majority of the people on this site like to hear her point. So you are wrong dearie.

          • Anonymous 2

            lol Seems like great advice. Thanks.

          • Anonymous

            Can you say burned. Please stop replying to yourself you look like a fool. The rest of us will move on. Tah!

          • Anonymous 2

            Who even has the time and patience to sit and create multiple “identities” on a freaking celeb baby site? That you think I would do that speaks more about your own mindset than mine. The person whose post I originally disagreed with even spoke out to say the responses I received were uncalled for. Did I post that too? Did I create a concept and disagree with myself? You think too much of yourself. Good job to you as well.

          • Alyssia

            Not too sure why you are agreeing with an insult of one of the nicest and genuinely versed posters on this site(Tara). Never once has she been rude to anyone and her comment to you was respectful. You indeed made the accusation towards all. Sad that you needed to feel validated by “anon” and her failed attempt to attack. As you see I am not alone in my support of Tara. I thought in 2011 we as women can act maturely and respond in kind. Unfortunately you and anon discount this. Perhaps because you cannot hold an intelligent discussion. Oh well.

          • Tara

            Thank you ladies. I let it roll off my back. I am happy and secure and need not stoop to the level of insults and name calling. Appreciate your kind words though..

          • Anon 71

            Ah yes another spineless liberal who is intimidated by an articulate conservative woman. If you have an actual debate why not put it forth instead of failed insults.

            Keep at it Tara- you have far more people on your side than against.

          • Carla

            I am willing to wage a bet, you are the same anonymous who always has an issue with Tara. Get a clue she has more company here than you ever will. It has nothing to do with traditional beliefs or not. Because I am pro choice, pro gay marriage and pro working women, yet I still prefer her comments to those who share my views but come across as uneducated and immature brats like you do.

          • Anonymousmomfromphilly

            @anon- get a life. Because if you have time to read EVERY post you certainly must not have a family nor a career. I have noticed tara comment on maybe two articles every few days. For all we know you sit at the damn computer hitting refresh every two seconds.

          • Alyssia

            Seems you were proven wrong about the support here.

          • Anonymous 23

            Uh, we are two separate people, but please re read your post you did lump everyone on the site that disagreed with you by calling them “anti choice”

            And I cannot speak for Tara but one would assume since the whole reason it’s news that his wife is pregnant deals with his amoral acts, she has a right to comment on that aspect. I stand by my assertion and you try to cloud the issue with a random use of the “rape” word. Btw only .02% of rapes result in a pregnancy ( NOW 2/20/2010). so that argument is rather weak.

            Please target your comments to one person- you make absolutely no sense. And to the anon who says Tara does this to “hear herself”. I have not read any of her other posts but if it’s anything like these, THANK GOD she does. She at least. has an intelligent though in her head without resorting to insults and name calling.

          • Anonymous 2

            “you did lump everyone on the site that disagreed with you by calling them “anti choice”

            No, you need to re-read my post. Because I did not use the word everyone. Nor did I even remark about those who disagreed with me specifically. And why would it even matter that much if I did (assumedly incorrectly, though that remains to be seen) “lump everyone in?” Why do you all care this much about such an insignificant point? Is it because you can’t address what I actually said in any kind of legitimate way? Again “doesn’t apply, let it fly.” I don’t see how this is such a hard concept to grasp.

            “I stand by my assertion and you try to cloud the issue with a random use of the “rape” word. Btw only .02% of rapes result in a pregnancy ( NOW 2/20/2010). so that argument is rather weak.”

            What does the amount of pregnancies leading to rape have to do with whether or not each pregnancy would be viewed as a blessing? Do you even know what you’re talking about? Because it happens infrequently (and ANY sexual assault stats are gonna be skewed since so many assaults do not even get reported for a slew of reasons) has absolutely no bearing on my argument. Good job.

            “Please target your comments to one person”

            I would if it were one person making the responses. Since it’s not, I responded accordingly.

          • Anonymous

            I am one of the anons who disagreed with you and am confused as to why you choose her post to pick apart. She said it was a matter of opinion. I actually think you are the one going under different aliases here to give yourself support. Convenient anon 1,2,3 my ass.

          • Anonymous 2

            You do realize you’ve “lumped me in” with a commenter who responded with a completely contrary perspective than mine, right? Way to go.

      • Anon

        Obviously she could still have an abortion if she chose to. My point was that it would create a sh*t storm that, even though it’s not our business, would be thrust upon her.

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  4. Anonymous

    I’m the original commenter who said I felt every pregnancy is a blessing. And then someone said they disagreed. And then everyone jumped on him/her. For the record, like I said before, I’m happy with agreeing to disagree, Anonymous #2! But I’m not particularly enjoying how everyone’s calling you a human-life-hater. Seriously, guys?

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    • Anonymous

      Thank you! I really appreciate this response. I don’t think anything about my perspective indicates I hate pregnancy nor that I hate life. For goodness sakes. I’m so glad to know at least one person here is capable of disagreeing in a civil way and not taking the responses personally. Thanks again Anon #1. =)

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  5. Anonymous 23

    I have to say that those who are using the rape excuse as a debate are grasping at straws. The statement was simple, pregnancy is a positive because it’s end result is a good one. You are all getting entirely too defensive and need to look inward at your own issues. Btw ANONYMOUS @5:45, I am pro choice, had an abortion but does not mean I value life any less.
    @Tara- you are correct your post was more geared to the travesty that is Mr. Weiner, these women just jumped on the first statement they found offensive. Talk about civilized.

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  6. Anonymous 3

    I agree completely with Anonymous #2… On all points… And I am in no way a human-life hater… Which is rather laughable, say it out loud… You will laugh as well… It is by far the most stupid thing I have heard/read today…
    You people who think that someone getting pregnant by being raped is a blessing have never been raped or knew anyone who was raped… Get a clue seriously…

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    • Anonymous

      Anon #3, was thinking the same thing! To have such a glib response about “life hating” and such clearly shows that none of them have experienced nor even known someone who has experienced sexual assault. Which is certainly a good thing, but it makes their opinions very flawed and skewed in a bizarre way.

      I still contend that this is a basic, basic concept and I’m shocked and dismayed that so many people have taken the offensive to what I said.

      -Anon #2

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