Imagine how horrible this would be. A mother was scrolling through social media when she saw the image of her child on a pro-abortion advertisement.
The ad said, “It is okay to think that every child matters however a lot of them do not hence the amnio test. (It) 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.”
She responded, “@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.”
Her messages went viral. And — drumroll, please — Twitter changed course! Weaver posted, “Thank you @TwitterSupport & @jack for listening! The account that was using my daughter’s image has been suspended! Thank you to the thousands of people who reported this & supported us! Thank you for taking a stand against hate!”Then, she posted an message she received from Twitter, which said, “Hello, thank you for your earlier report. Our goal is to create a safe environment for everyone on Twitter to express themselves freely. After reviewing your earlier report, it appears as if we missed a violation. We’ve suspended the account you reported, as it was found to be participating in abusive behavior. We apologize for this error. Thanks, Twitter.”
How BEAUTIFUL is it to see a mother’s love… and righteous indignation!
Here is the announcement:
Thank you @TwitterSupport & @jack for listening! The account that was using my daughter’s image has been suspended! Thank you to the thousands of people who reported this & supported us! Thank you for taking a stand against hate! pic.twitter.com/77jPFljYPs
— Natalie Weaver (@Nataliew1020) January 22, 2018
Plus, check out this video the mom made of her and her daughter:
People w/ facial deformities experience a lot of cruelty.
The Hate & Stares I received when Sophia was a baby were painful & made me hide away for 7yrs.
I decided over a year ago to stand up & fight against this!
I will not be silenced by hate! Thank you for supporting us! pic.twitter.com/oJr2FgUGAL
— Natalie Weaver (@Nataliew1020) January 21, 2018
Feature Image Credit: Twitter