French TV bans smiling Down syndrome kids so as not to offend post-abortive women

French TV bans smiling Down syndrome kids so as not to offend post-abortive women
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An award-winning video featuring happy children with Down syndrome has been banned from French TV by France’s Conseil d’État (State Council) because it may offend post-abortive women.

The video in question, “Dear Future Mom,” touchingly featured children with Down syndrome of various ages bonding with their respective parents, educating mothers that such children can live a happy life and that they need not be worried.

Apparently, that message packed a little too much “microaggression” for France’s State Council, which determined  the video would “trouble the conscience of women who had made different personal life choices in compliance with the law.”

“The law stipulates that only advertising messages or ‘messages of general interest’ be shown during commercial breaks” they said in a statement on its website. “The Council determined that this film does not constitute a ‘message of general interest'” and will likely “disturb women who have had recourse to a medical termination of pregnancy and thus is inappropriate for airing during commercial breaks.”

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