Sign here: France bans video because children with Down syndrome are "inappropriate"

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Sign here: France bans video because children with Down syndrome are "inappropriate"

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Sign here: France bans video because children with Down syndrome are "inappropriate"

Please, take a moment to watch this video: “Dear Future Mom”

This wonderful, uplifting video was just banned in France. Can you believe it?

The video shows expectant parents that people with Down syndrome live a happy and fulfilling life. It is a beautiful representation of the value of all lives! As I watched it this morning, it brought tears to my eyes.

The State Council in France just affirmed a ruling that bans the video on the grounds that it is “inappropriate.” They argue that allowing people with Down syndrome to smile is “likely to disturb the conscience of women who had lawfully made different personal life choices.”

Essentially, France is telling people with Down syndrome that they do not have a right to show their happiness in the public sphere. This decision is discriminatory, and it violates the rights of individuals with Down syndrome.

96% of preborn babies who are diagnosed with Down syndrome in France are aborted. This ad seeks to show families that boys and girls with Down syndrome are beautiful and they deserve the right to life.

Please join us in showing the international disdain for this decision.

When you sign this petition, your note will be sent directly to President François Hollande and to French ambassadors in countries around the world, including the United States, Canada, Australia, and other countries. If we make enough noise, France will be forced to reconsider this unbelievable decision.

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Further resources:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/c-e-n-s-o-r-e-d-video-dear-future-mom_us_582f8e6fe4b0d28e55214ef6

http://www.downsyndromeprenataltesting.com/not-a-termination-rate-an-elimination-rate/

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“Dear Future Mom” advertisement

Dear President François Hollande and French Ambassadors,

I am writing to express my indignation at a decision made by the State Council on 10 November 2016.

The Council made the decision to ban a “Dear Future Mom” advertisement, which features children with Down syndrome. This decision discriminates against people with Down syndrome.

People with Down syndrome have a right to speak freely in the public sphere, and that right is swept away by the Council's recent decision. This decision tells people with Down syndrome that they are second-class citizens. 

I urge you to immediately take steps to ensure that this ad is shown in France.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]

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