http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/health/article3087367.ece From a first look, it seems outrageous to allow parents to force disabilities on their own children. But it raises interesting questions: what is the standard of a disability? Is it the place of the government to decide whether parents can choose sensory deprivation over a "healthy" embryo? Who is to say that deaf people don't lead as happy lives as people who hear? On the other hand, is it ok to impose an irreversible condition like this? From later on in the article: Don't forget that the definitions of "normal state" and "disability" have changed drastically over time and will inevitably continue to do so. Input?