December 5, 2017
Dear Friend of the Jerome Lejeune Foundation,
Over the past four years the country of France has been recording and sharing data on pregnant women without their awareness or approval. The data regularly collected includes the date of conception, date of sonogram, identification of sonographer, and how the pregnancy proceeds.
- The criteria: the probability that a child may have Down syndrome.
- The result: a move toward the systematic elimination of children with Down syndrome.
The Jerome Lejeune Foundation has been fighting against this harmful and immoral policy.
We have joined with twenty other parties, including healthcare practitioners and women who have been involved, to contest the law enabling this data collection and distribution. We launched a campaign to break the code of silence surrounding this issue. View the campaign video here.
Last month, we saw a partial victory! The French State Council acknowledged that sharing the collected data with other organizations was a violation of privacy, but would not prohibit data collection…
The continuation of this data collection will lead to the abortion of even more babies with Down syndrome. In France 96 percent of pre-born children with a Down syndrome diagnosis are aborted.
We don’t want the eugenic practice of aborting children with Down syndrome to become normalized in France, or any other country, especially not the United States. Help us bring awareness to this issue – share our campaign! Share on Facebook. — and donate to our campaign to help cover our increasing expenses! Read more.