New York City, N.Y., Mar 21, 2018 / 16:15 pm
The promotion of targeted abortion and other practices mean U.N. member states and agencies are not serious about protecting people with Down syndrome, the Holy See's representative to the United Nations has said.
Archbishop Bernardito Auza on March 20 decried "the eugenic trend of ending the lives of the unborn who show some form of imperfection."
Despite international conventions protecting the disabled, including their right to life, "so many members of the international community stand on the sidelines as the vast majority of those diagnosed with Trisomy-21 have their lives ended before they're even born," the archbishop said in a side event at the U.N. in New York City.
"Rather than stop it, some in the international community are abetting it," he charged.