Friday, December 28, 2007

Ethics of Designer Deaf Babies

Jay Krieger presents a discussion on moral and social ethics on producing Deaf babies. Jay hopes to demonstrate that its NOT morally unethical as long as they are "designed" before conception. The issue we are seeing may be within the social ethics.

Note: Jay does not discuss selection of embryos, but looks at the decisions made prior to conception.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ok, Jay, I follow you so far...I agree....no questions. I'm assuming this is the beginning of more so will wait and see, lol.

DT

LaRonda said...

Point well made. Clear. It appears to be a social issue.

~ LaRonda

deafk said...

yes, I agree with you. It is sad to see how Hearing people felt toward us, the Deafies... They do not know what they miss out!! The expenses for social "bridges" is nothing to not having Deaf people!! We are the unique people that made difference in the world... lights, telephone, record player, internet, and more! Sheesh! Without us, the world would be still in dark age!!

Libra said...

Hi!

Your vlogs often interest me because the way of your thinking that I haven't thought of that way!

Moral/ethical is price'more' whereas immortality is priceless? I am not sure if this makes any sense, I wonder?

Look forward to watching more of your fascinating theories!

Cheers,
Kathryn

Deb Ann said...

I like deafk's message and I agree that your vlogs often are interesting! ;)

DeafKathy (Wilson) said...

Hey Jay, wow! You ve got lots of great interesting topics. I really enjoyed this one very much too...

Platonic's Eye said...

I feel that in Enlgland, there are a big debate over social ethics, that none of any Deaf cause undue burden to that society they ought not to blame on Deaf for that! That society keep forgetting that Most Deaf people are very productive in their lifes. That is very unreasonable! No one is blamed for creating undue burden!!!

Cliver, Cliver, Cliver Gal said...

Catching up on your videos without FFing through. I agree with you on everything, especially as a parent. Now, for discussion's sake (VIT addition, maybe?): wouldn't it, using your line of reasoning, then be argued that people with pre-existing genetic conditions for severe illnesses or physical "ailments" should be left as is? What if there's a cure for those painful illnesses?javascript:void(0)