Ed Driscoll

DEPRAVITY IN ACTION: This story

DEPRAVITY IN ACTION: This story about a deaf lesbian couple, who have admitted deliberately creating what one article called “the world’s first designer handicapped babies” is making the rounds of “the Blogosphere”.

The two women tracked down a deaf sperm donor to ensure that their daughter, who is now five, would inherit the same inherited hearing disability that they both share.

The couple were so pleased with the result that they have just had a second child, called Gauvin, using the same technique. Doctors who examined the boy say he is completely deaf in one ear and has only partial hearing in the other.

The words escape me to properly express how truly repelled I am at this concept–and how I can’t help but thinking that in this age of celebrating victimization, that they will merely be the first of many “designer handicapped babies” to come.