I had the TV on MSNBC this evening for about 2 minutes, during Tucker Carlson's show. Here's (a paraphrase of) what I heard Tucker say:
Some deaf parents want to be able to test for deafness. They want to make sure that their children are deaf like them.His guest, of whom I know nothing about, hedged and didn't really answer. I'm not even really sure what the show was about (like I said, I only saw about 2 minutes and didn't pay a whole lot of attention). But, given the discussions I've been involved in through this blog, those couple of lines just kind of jumped out. Got me thinking.
[blah blah blah] Now, it's one thing to genetically engineer the sex of your kids, but can't you agree that genetically engineering your kids so that they are born deaf is just wrong?
I think I'll wait to discuss in more detail until I've had a chance to read the transcript this weekend, but I'm sure it will be on my mind.
Autism, Deaf, Genetic Engineering, Tucker Carlson