U.N. Human Rights Committee member Yadh Ben Achour of Tunisia suggested that the committee continue to push abortion as a “preventive measure” against such disabilities as Down syndrome. “[This] doesn’t mean that we are against the disabled or that we won’t help the disabled when born disabled,” Ben Achour said. “But that does not mean that we have to accept to let [sic] a disabled fetus live. This is a preventive measure.” Apparently for Achour, the right to life only begins at birth.
In response, a Down syndrome woman known as Charlotte Fien produced her own YouTube video in which she said, “If any other heritable traits, like skin color, were used to eradicate a group of people, the world would cry out. Why are you not crying out when people like me are being made extinct? What have we done to make you want us to disappear?”
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