Natalie Weaver has a daughter with severe medical issues, including a facial deformity and Rhett's syndrome. Weaver has become an advocate for parents of children with disabilities and medical issues.
Recently, Twitter user and abortion proponent @OBSIDIANSMOAK used a photo of Weaver's 9-year-old daughter Sophia in a tweet that read, "It is ok to think that every child matters however a lot of them do not hence the amnio test which should be a mandatory test and if it proves negative and the woman does not want to abort then all bills accrued after that is on her and the father."
Abortion rates among babies with certain medical issues is alarmingly high worldwide (God forgive us):
"According to the most recent data available, the United States has an estimated termination rate for Down syndrome of 67 percent (1995-2011); in France it's 77 percent (2015); and Denmark, 98 percent (2015)," reports CBS News. As noted by LifeNews, "Iceland now has a nearly 100-percent abortion rate for unborn babies who test positive for Down syndrome."
Obviously, putting a child's image online without permission is wrong under any circumstance, but doing so with a political agenda is beyond the pale. Using Sophia as a prop for eugenics-based abortion was the last straw for Weaver, so she took action.
She reached out to Twitter, but her initial concerns fell on deaf ears. In a tweet that has apparently since been deleted, Weaver wrote:
"Just received an email that Twitter doesn't think a person using my child's image as the poster child to ABORT & to weed out all the 'defectives' in utero is a violation. Why? Bc they won't recognize hate toward ppl w/ disabilities in their regulations/reports," Weaver posted in a tweet, on Monday.
"I would like twitter to also add 'hate towards people with disabilities' to their violation reporting categories," she added.
Twitter finally relented, suspending the offending account.
It's nice to see Twitter standing up for what's right, especially after the social network has removed several users on the right side of the political aisle after differences of opinion. Hopefully the merchants of infanticide will think twice before using someone's child as a prop in the future.