“File this under the illiberalism of self-proclaimed liberals,” concludes the Wall Street Journal editorial board on hearing news that France’s highest administrative court, the Council of State, in November upheld a ban on a TV commercial shot for World Down Syndrome Day.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the ad, which shows young people with Down Syndrome speaking to “future moms,” was banned earlier this year by France’s High Audiovisual Council. The ban was upheld because it was determined the ad could “disturb the conscience” of women who had had abortions. The pro-life Jerome Lejeune Foundation says that 96 percent of Down Syndrome pregnancies in France end in abortion.

Someone’s conscience should be disturbed over this debacle.

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