21-year-old woman with Down syndrome gave an impassioned plea to the United Nations against the targeted killing of babies with her condition.
Charlotte “Charlie” Fien likened the growing genocide of Down’s babies to the Nazi euthanasia programs of the 1930s.
“I am not suffering,” Fien told the UN body in Geneva. “I am not ill. None of my friends who have Down’s syndrome are suffering either. We live happy lives.”
“We just have an extra chromosome,” she added. “We are still human beings. We are not monsters. Don’t be afraid of us. … Please don’t try to kill us all off.”
The United Nations delegates responded by giving her a standing ovation.
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