The panel had been discussing disabilities on Tuesday's show (1 March), which led Katie to say as a young woman, if she'd known Harvey would be blind, she may have aborted him. She then followed up immediately by saying as a grown woman her opinion is completely different and she would never change Harvey for the world.
Many people, however, just focused on the first part of her remark, with headlines declaring Katie would have aborted Harvey if she knew about his blindness, which she claims was taking the whole discussion out of context.
Tweeting overnight, she said: "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!"
On the show, Katie, 37, had said: "I was young when I had Harvey and I admitted if I knew he was blind before I had him, as harsh as it sounds, I probably would have aborted him because to me, it was oh my god, he's blind, how would I cope? I know it sounds harsh but now it's like, oh my god, no way."
She continued: "If I got pregnant again, and they said your child will have disabilities, I would definitely keep it and I would adopt a child with disabilities. Until you're in that situation, you don't know. I absolutely love Harvey so much and I would never change anything about him. Yes, it's challenging but also rewarding. He's a great character and I love him and I don't think anyone should be ashamed at all having a child with disabilities."
Fans were quick to assure Katie they understood the true meaning of her comments: