Originally Posted by traciedantoni
I don't just "know" deaf people, I was raised by them. I had to interpret for my mom EVERYWHERE we went for as long as I can remember. Earliest memory of it goes back to when I was 6. Why did I have to do that? Because it was easier for my mom to have me help her than to constantly have to ask for paper and something to write with.
I see what you're saying about choosing to have a deaf child. Still seems selfish to me. I resort back to my original comment. No designer babies, no choosing embryos. Leave it to nature and love what you get. Period.
If you believe that choosing to have a deaf child is cruel, why do you not agree with choosing to have a hearing child? After all, that's a guarantee you wont have a child who might need to -learn how to write with a pen and paper-
I'm not saying that I agree with preimplantation genetic diagnosis for all conditions. I'm saying you're not seeing the big picture: you are not qualified to determine, in a parent's eyes, which child they should choose to create.
It can be done. Should or shouldn't be done, it can be done and it is done.