‘Put an End to the Genocide’: Woman With Down Syndrome Asks UN to Condemn Abortion of Babies With Extra Chromosome

GENEVA — A woman with Down syndrome recently addressed the United Nations in Geneva to decry what she sees as eugenics against those who have an extra chromosome.

“The future of Down syndrome is in grave danger. Around the world, more than 90 percent of babies found to have Down syndrome are aborted up to birth. A mother’s womb is the most dangerous place for a baby with Down syndrome to be,” lamented Charlotte Fien, 22, of the United Kingdom.

“Governments and health ministers are keen to get rid of us. Some countries like the Netherlands have put a price tag on our heads. They think the world will be better without people like me,” she stated.

Fien said that the world appears to want perfect babies, but there is no such thing as a perfect person.

“We have made so much progress in the past 60 years. We have gone from being left in hospitals after birth to being raised at home by families who love us. We have gone from being chucked into special schools to being in mainstream education. Some of us are even going on to university,” she explained. “So, why are we in such danger of being made extinct today? Because eugenics is becoming a thing to admire.”

“A perfect baby, a perfect family, a perfect society are now possible. But are they really? No, of course they aren’t,” Fien continued. “There is no such thing as perfection. You can try to kill off everyone with Down syndrome by using abortion, but you won’t be any closer to a perfect society. You will just be closer to a cruel, heartless one, in my opinion.”

She lamented that despite the progress that has been made, as those with Down syndrome have integrated into society and are “proving the world wrong every day,” countries are still allowing the killing of unborn children just because of a Down syndrome diagnosis.

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“People like human rights ‘expert’ Ben Achour say women should be made or forced to abort if the baby has Down syndrome. How is that not eugenics? How is that acceptable to target a group of human beings for extinction? Is that not what genocide is? To get rid of an entire group of people?” Fien asked.

“If the UN is really serious about human rights, then they will start to act and condemn eugenics against my community,” she declared. “If the UN is to be taken seriously, then they will create sanctions against countries practicing eugenics.”

She pointed to countries such as Iceland, Denmark, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

“They (the UN) need to put an end to the genocide against people with Down syndrome,” Fien proclaimed.

Fien is bilingual and has proved the experts wrong as her doctors said that she would never be able to speak properly. She has spoken before the UN on several occasions, receiving applause for her remarks.


As previously reported, one of the reasons those who identify as pro-life so staunchly oppose groups like Planned Parenthood is that fact that its founder was a proponent of eugenics against the disabled unborn.

In her public writings, Margaret Sanger made a correlation between birth control and the purification of the races, referring to those with disabilities as being “morons,” “idiots” and “imbeciles.”

“Birth control itself, often denounced as a violation of natural law, is nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or of those who will become defectives,” she wrote in “Woman and the New Race.” “If we are to make racial progress, this development of womanhood must precede motherhood in every individual woman.”

“The emergency problem of segregation and sterilization must be faced immediately,” Sanger also contended in her publication “The Pivot of Civilization.” “Every feeble-minded girl or woman of the hereditary type, especially of the moron class, should be segregated during the reproductive period. Otherwise, she is almost certain to bear imbecile children, who in turn are just as certain to breed other defectives.”

Also see Sanger’s “no more babies” remarks from 1947.

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