all her waking hours -judge orders Deaf father

short vlog explaining about the contempt of court charges that a Deaf father faces because he resists signing an agreement that he will make his Deaf daughter wear bilateral implants all her waking hours regardless of her resistance or complaints of discomfort or pain.

I have been informed that the contempt trial, which was supposed to be today May 13, has been postponed until June due to lack of CDI (Certified Deaf Interpeter)

To: Judge Stow:
Shaun McLaughlin:
Scot Nass:

Greetings Judge Stow:

You will soon be hearing a case about a young Deaf girl whose body is not her own. Her father, paternal grandparents and other family members are mandated to make the child wear bilaterial cochlear implants against her will throughout her day. Her body is not her own.

Case laws have already determined that being Deaf does not prohibit people from living full and happy lives (see 29 U.S.C. Sec. 701(a)(3)) and notes that no one should be forced to accept a certain accommodation
Americans with Disability Act 42 U.S.C. Sec. 12201(d)

Personal Liberties and Privacy are being threatened with this case (see Pierce v. Society of Sisters and Meyer V. Nebraska). The United States of America was founded on the principles that “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” The cornerstone of our democracy was laid out in the Declaration of Independence and later reinforced with the 14th amendment. Emma has commited no crime unless one considers being Deaf a crime and thus her life, liberty and personhood should not be violated against her will. Cochlear Implants are controversial devices that require invasive surgery and are often implanted without the consent of the child and in this case the consent of the biological father. Cochlear implants have proven to cause physical harm and even death in some cases.

Please rule in favor of this child’s right – please protect her civil rights and her human rights as well as the rights of her father. This letter has been sent to all parties involved.


Patti Durr

CC: Donald McLaughlin
Scott Nass


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