“Eight percent of all babies in the womb who test positive for Down syndrome or a genetic anomaly survive and are born1. That means 92% of all babies who test positive are aborted. Ninety two percent never get a chance; reading that fact shook me to my core.”
Read the rest.
Chills. I have chills.
I wish this ad were still on the air!
The first time ever I saw your face I thought the sun rose in your eyes
And the moon and the stars were gifts you gave to the dark and the endless skies
The first time ever I kissed your mouth
I felt the earth move in my hands
Like the trembling heart of a captive bird
That was then at my command
The first time ever I lay with you
I felt your heart so close to mine
And I knew our joy would fill the earth
And last til the end of time
The first time ever I saw your face
“The other news here is that thanks to a tipster, New Media, and a Twitter frenzy that followed, MTV has actually been shamed into doing the right thing — something once considered impossible.”
Witty commentary aside, I wonder how they ever would have gotten ethical approval for this type of casting, particularly if they were even remotely considering teenagers. Though, the article only vaguely says “young adults”, so maybe that’s their cop-out towards people in their 20s. I wonder how the parents / family of those cast would have reacted to such a public affront of morality.
I’m glad this crisis has been avoided… for now.