The French government has banned a video that portrays the lives of children with Down syndrome in positive terms.
“The video features a number of young people from around the globe telling about their lives. Their stories reflect today’s reality of living with Down syndrome and aims to reassure women who have received a prenatal diagnosis. Their message of hope takes away the fears and questions these women may have, often based on outdated stereotypes. The video was produced in 2014 to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. A day created by Down Syndrome International and officially recognized by the United Nations for the promotion of the human rights of people with Down syndrome.”
Why, you might wonder, was the video banned– because the video might trouble those who deciided to abort a child with Down syndrome. In the words of the French State Counsel, the video was “likely to disturb the conscience of women who had lawfully made different personal life choices.”
For the details, see http://aleteia.org/blogs/deacon-greg-kandra/france-bans-video-of-happy-down-syndrome-children/?ru=31274c1dd0b3e3c08686c0b863611051