Will we curse the Obama/Biden administration or what? If the U.S. Congress make the mandatory requirement for us, culturally deaf individuals to undergo the hearing restoration or face the fines / lose the special tax breaks (We do not have that kind of tax breaks at that time).
I have some mixed feelings about using the undeveloped fetus - real defenseless creatures for our stem cells research. I am not politically conservative or a religious person. I do support women's rights to decide what to do with their own bodies. The issue of abortion within unwanted pregnancy bother me lately.
Not many people realize that the cosmetic industry usually use up the snipped pieces of skin from male circumcision among young male babies. Those discarded skins ended up in the manufacturing the regenerated skin creams nowadays.
Stem cells research could bring us endless benefits, but questions at the expense of defenseless "few days old" fetus, somewhat bother me lately.
I personally think that the Obama/Biden administration kinda rush on the issue of stem cells research with federal funds before Obama takes up the oath on January 20th.
Deaf people everywhere could be classified as "undesired" if we choose not to restore our genetic flaws or blessing features.
Back in the 1992 presidential election, Bill Clinton and the Democrats were staunch supporters for mainstreaming deaf students into regular schools. President George W. Bush and the Republicans supported the existence of residential schools for the education of the deaf.
Culturally deaf people probably resign to the idea of stem cells use to reverse or restore the hearing loss as compared to the much invasive cochlear implant surgery.
Our unique social and cultural identity as deaf people would be fading into forgotten history of the humankind if there are real success with the stem cells research of reversing or restoring the deaf being to the "perfect" human.