Starting in 2014, the Jerome Lejeune Foundation in France, produced a short, two and a half minute film called “Dear Future Mom.” It was created in response to a pregnant mom who just discovered her unborn child had Down syndrome. She asked “I’m scared: what kind of life will my child have?” The short film is a powerful set of interviews of children with Down, and a compelling argument for life. Here’s the film:
However, as you can imagine, in a culture where it’s encouraged to abort children with the syndrome, the criticism began. Weekly Standard reports that in most countries of the world where prenatal testing is possible, 80% of Down children are aborted, and in some countries it’s 90%. In France, it’s 96%.
And so after three French national TV networks began broadcasting the film, the French version of the FCC made a ruling prohibiting it from the airwaves. The reason? “It was “inappropriate” because the children’s testimonies were “likely to disturb the conscience of women who had lawfully made different personal life choices.”
The foundation has already lost an appeal in France, and is now trying to get a hearing at the European Court of Human Rights. I’ve written before about the media strategy of Planned Parenthood here in the United States. And if you ever question the power and influence of the abortion industry globally, look no further than France.
The Weekly Standard responded to the news this way: “The cult of “choice” will brook no provocation.”
I’d love to know if you think the campaign should be banned…