Disability advocate Natalie Weaver has blasted Twitter for not taking action on an account that used an image of her seriously disabled child in a pro-abortion tweet.
”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 tweeted on Monday.
@TwitterSupport 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. pic.twitter.com/PQLLEyQhPy
— Natalie Weaver (@Nataliew1020) January 22, 2018
Weaver had reported a tweet by the @OBSIDIANSMOAK account that used an image of her 9-year-old daughter Sophia. “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,” said a post accompanying the tweet.
Sophia suffers from Rett syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that affects a child’s ability to eat, speak, walk and breathe. She was also born with an unknown syndrome that has caused facial deformities.
“I would like for Twitter to find obsidiansmoak in violation of hate towards people (children) w/ disabilities,” Weaver told Fox News, via email. “I would like for them to remove the tweet that uses my daughter’s image as the poster disabled child to abort.”
The mother, who is the co-founder of Advocates for Medically Fragile Kids NC, is asking Twitter to tighten its rules concerning hate speech against people with disabilities. “I would like Twitter to also add ‘hate towards people with disabilities’ to their violation reporting categories,” she said.
The distribution of Sophia’s image in a pro-abortion tweet has sparked anger from a host of users on Twitter.
As a result of her disabilities, Sophia requires extensive care. “She’s an amazing little girl,” Weaver told Fox News in an interview.
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