Mr. Yadh Ben Achour, a prominent member of the UN Human Rights Committee, is arguing that abortion is “OK” when it prevents having children with down syndrome and other disabilities.
As told by Mr. Ben Achour:
If you tell a woman, “Your child has Dow…” — what is it called? Down syndrome, Dawn syndrome — if you tell her that, or that he may have a handicap forever, for the rest of his life, you should make this woman… it should be possible for her to resort to abortion to avoid the handicap as a preventive measure:
“and ensure they have a life, a possible living.”
“But that does not mean that we have to accept to let a disabled fetus live,” he said. “This is a preventive measure.”