Woman With Down Syndrome Says Twitter Suspended Her Account for Tweets Opposing Abortion

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Apr 20, 2018   |   12:59PM   |   Washington, DC

Disability rights advocate Charlotte “Charlie” Fien accused Twitter of suspending her account this week because of her vocal opposition to abortion.

Fien, who has Down syndrome, gained wide-spread attention last year when she delivered a powerful response to a United Nations abortion activist.

On Tuesday, Fien said Twitter temporarily blocked her account because of the pro-life messages that she posts, The Christian Post reports.

“Hi Followers, After more than 24 hours I’m allowed back into my Twitter account. Funny how Twitter allows willy pics and boobs. Funny how Twitter allows paedophiles and other scum. Funny how Twitter doesn’t like my Pro Life pics and blocks them,” she wrote Tuesday.

Fien is one of many pro-life advocates who has had content blocked by Twitter and other social media sites.

In September, Live Action, the youth-centered pro-life organization known for its undercover investigations, said Twitter has been censoring its ads. Live Action founder Lila Rose said the social media site blocked their ability to advertise and told them to change information on their websites if they want to start advertising again.

Twitter also refused to run an ad from the Susan B. Anthony List in the fall because it contained the phrase “killing babies.”

In October, Twitter rejected another ad from pro-life Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn because she mentioned Planned Parenthood’s sales of aborted baby body parts. Twitter later reversed its decision after LifeNews and other news outlets reported about the matter.

Fien’s Twitter page is back up, and she continued to advocate for babies with disabilities this week in a series of tweets. Specifically, she urged Irish voters to consider what could happen to babies with disabilities if abortion becomes legal there.

Back in December, Fien gained international attention when she gave a powerful speech about the value of unborn babies with disabilities.

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In a video on YouTube, she slammed UN Human Rights Committee expert Yadh Ben Achour for saying the UN should support abortion as a “preventive measure” against babies with disabilities, Breitbart reported at the time.

“I’m a human being just like you,” Fien said in the video. “Our only difference is an extra chromosome. My extra chromosome makes me far more tolerant than you, sir.

“What you are suggesting is eugenics,” she continued. “It’s disgusting and evil. You need to apologize for your horrible comments. You should also be removed from the Human Rights Committee as an expert.”

Unborn babies with Down syndrome and other disabilities are discriminated against at astronomical rates. Parents whose unborn babies have Down syndrome or other disabilities frequently report feeling pressure to abort them by doctors and genetic counselors.

A CBS News report shocked the nation with its exposure of the discriminatory abortion trend. According to the report, nearly 100 percent of unborn babies who test positive for Down syndrome are aborted in Iceland. The rate in France was 77 percent in 2015, 90 percent in the United Kingdom and 67 percent in the United States between 1995 and 2011, according to CBS.

Some put the rate as high as 90 percent in the United States, but it is difficult to determine the exact number because the U.S. government does not keep detailed statistics about abortion.