heartsunited4life
heartsunited4life:

79% of parents report their outlook on life is more positive because of their child with Down syndrome.
99% of adults with Down syndrome report they are happy with their lives, 97% like who they are, and 96% like how they look.
And yet, 9 out of 10 babies who are diagnosed with a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis are terminated. That’s 90%.

“So once again the culture of death distorts the truth by suggesting that parents are doing the right thing by killing their Down Syndrome child.  The culture of death says, “Better dead than have Downs.”  But 99% of adults with Down Syndrome report they are happy with their lives.  I doubt you would find anything close to that percentage in the “healthy” adult population.  And yet it is these very happy adults that are being targeted for destruction in the womb.” ~ Rebecca Taylor, LifeNews 

heartsunited4life:

79% of parents report their outlook on life is more positive because of their child with Down syndrome.

99% of adults with Down syndrome report they are happy with their lives, 97% like who they are, and 96% like how they look.

And yet, 9 out of 10 babies who are diagnosed with a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis are terminated. That’s 90%.

“So once again the culture of death distorts the truth by suggesting that parents are doing the right thing by killing their Down Syndrome child.  The culture of death says, “Better dead than have Downs.”  But 99% of adults with Down Syndrome report they are happy with their lives.  I doubt you would find anything close to that percentage in the “healthy” adult population.  And yet it is these very happy adults that are being targeted for destruction in the womb.” ~ Rebecca Taylor, LifeNews 

nypl
nypl:

Happy Caturday from The New York Public Library’s Library for the Performing Arts! In this rare 1964 Martha Swope photo from the Jerome Robbins Dance Division (unearthed by our own Jeremy Megraw), internationally-renowned choreographer George Balanchine (known by many as the father of modern American ballet) watches in flip flops as his cat Mourka flies through the air with the greatest of ease (the cat became famous - this photo was once in Life magazine, and a book was written about him and his ability to do acrobatic dance moves).  It’s good to know that even a legend like Balanchine gave his cat that familiar, bewildered “What in the name of all that is good are you doing” look. Happy Caturday! And, while you’re thinking of it, flip through more amazing, rare photos from our collections here - there are plenty of other cat images. 

Happy Caturday!

nypl:

Happy Caturday from The New York Public Library’s Library for the Performing Arts! In this rare 1964 Martha Swope photo from the Jerome Robbins Dance Division (unearthed by our own Jeremy Megraw), internationally-renowned choreographer George Balanchine (known by many as the father of modern American ballet) watches in flip flops as his cat Mourka flies through the air with the greatest of ease (the cat became famous - this photo was once in Life magazine, and a book was written about him and his ability to do acrobatic dance moves).  It’s good to know that even a legend like Balanchine gave his cat that familiar, bewildered “What in the name of all that is good are you doing” look. Happy Caturday! And, while you’re thinking of it, flip through more amazing, rare photos from our collections here - there are plenty of other cat images. 

Happy Caturday!