Sometimes quotes, being used in signatures of posts on messageboards, can give a beautiful insight in the world of the deaf. Positive and negative.
The quote is sometimes used to support the feelings of many Deaf people that feel that the child is the one that has to make the choice.
I feel that it is the parent who has that responsibility. Making the choice that the child has to make the choice lay's down another starting position for the deaf child.
To me, the quote is more correct when it is transformed to this:
I found another one related to the Harlan Lane quote by CiPop on DeafNotes, who said:
And CiPop has good right to say that. His daughter has had CI for the last 17 years. He has been a pioneer far more than we ever will be..
And I can say that Lotte has also proven Harlan Lane wrong.
(Proven wrong based on the book "Mask of Benevolence" by Harlan Lane - 1993 (The CI-part of the book is really out of date and really not valid any more.) )
Other quotes regarding deafnes, picked from the internet: