Sign The Petition to Stop FDA’s Audism
The FDA has recently approved stem cell experimentation on Deaf infants at the Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas. The experiment is to include up to 10 Deaf newborns and infants (6 weeks to 18 months old) to eradicate their being Deaf. The FDA’s approval promotes the hidden cultural and linguistic genocide on the Deaf infants and is part of the eugenics to wipe out the Deaf community and our beautiful and precious American Sign Language, which is used by the ASL Deaf community and is one of the top languages studied in the USA.
The Deaf infants are human beings and have their human rights to be created, accepted, loved and supported. The FDA approved experiment will include repeated MRI screenings, possible sedation, injection of untested stem cells for that age population – all which carry long lasting risks and implications. All of this will be done in the name of CURING the infants of a “condition” of which is an ethnicity. (See Lane, Pillard, and Hedeberg)
Being Deaf is not a life-threatening condition and does not cause premature death nor does it bring immeasurable suffering. In fact it does the opposite. Many Deaf people who have American Sign Language and English as part of their life attest to being happy. If the collaborators of the study want a cure – the FDA, the Blood Cord Registry, and the Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital need look no further than ensuring that the infant has access to ASL, English, and Deaf culture. Audism (the belief that to be hearing and/or behave as a hearing person is superior to being Deaf) is the problem, not being Deaf. It is similar to the attitudes that affect minorities like Hispanic people, African-American people, like that of the “Stepford Wives” syndrome — creating the perfect white, blonde-haired, blue-eyed, hearing baby.
It is imperative that the collaborators of this study (which all stand to have monetary gains from this experiment) be held accountable and that the funding and future profits behind this unethical and
inhumane study be fully disclosed and examined.
Sign this petition to tell the President and your Congressional Representatives to stop this horrific experiment.
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an endorsement of Moveon.org, we are promoting this petition to fight Audism.
Deaf Systems Advocate