The purpose of setting up this blog urgently has come following the discovery of Clause 14/4/9 of the HFEB, currently undergoing its third reading in the House of Lords.
The Bill relates to unborn embryo’s at IVF stage but is already demonstrating appalling prevailing attitudes towards Deaf people in our society. The media has been leading the way, completely misrepresenting what the campaign to stop this particular part of the Clause is all about. In it’s misrepresentation it risks unleashing a backlash against Deaf people.
In the fury of the media reporting, what can we do? Either challenge, in whatever way possible, some of those misrepresentations, or keep quiet for fear of fanning the flames.