Twitter blocks pro-life activist with Down Syndrome for 24 hours
LONDON, England, April 20, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Twitter reportedly blocked a British pro-life activist with Down Syndrome for more than 24 hours after she posted pro-life pictures.
Charlotte “Charlie” Fien rebuked the social media giant with a trenchantly worded tweet once her account was restored Tuesday. Her previous tweet was dated Sunday.
“Funny how Twitter allows paedophiles and other scum. Funny how Twitter doesn’t like my Pro Life pics and blocks them,” she tweeted.
Hi Followers,— Charlie Fien (@fien_charlie) April 17, 2018
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. Here’s a pic just 4 you Twitter pic.twitter.com/KSqhUWume3
LifeSiteNews contacted Twitter to ask why Fien’s account had been blocked, but did not hear back by deadline.
The 22-year-old Fien currently has 3,207 Twitter followers and counting.
The pro-life advocate gained international renown after she received a standing ovation from United Nations delegates in Geneva in March.
Fien gave a passionate plea asking the international body to defend people with Down Syndrome from eugenic abortion.
She likened the growing genocide of Down’s babies to the Nazi euthanasia programs of the 1930s.
“I am not suffering,” she told delegates. “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.”
More recently, Fien has been campaigning in the lead-up to Ireland’s May 25 referendum on Eighth Amendment, which guarantees the right to life of unborn children.
She spoke to thunderous applause and cheering at the “Save the Eighth” rally on March 10 in Dublin, where she made the connection between abortion and Down syndrome.
“Ireland is one of the only countries in the world where babies with Down’s syndrome are safe inside their mother’s wombs. In my country England, 90 percent of babies with Down’s syndrome are aborted up to birth,” Fien told the 100,000 who packed the square in Dublin.
“Saving the 8th will save the lives of babies with Down’s syndrome,” she said, since “discrimination begins before birth and lasts our entire lives.”
Fien warned marchers if the Irish voted to repeal the 8th amendment and opened the door to legal abortion, they would be “opening yourselves up to eugenics.”