Anyone else notice he was only touching her head? According to the great lion turtle, energy bending required heart and mind... There is still hope that Lin will find her bending in her heart <3 (or i'm just making links that aren't there >.>)
I read an Anon's comment on Avatar Wiki that said her bending could be still there, as well as Tahno and all the other victims.
"Amon touches the "Light Chakra" in order to remove someones bending. The Light Chakra deals with insight and is blocked by illusion. Amon hypnotizes his victims to subconsiously forget they can bend."
You know that the debending will be reversible by season's end. Amon gets his hands on Korra's head as we see in the teaser, and they wouldn't cauterize the show by having Korra's debending happen (or at least be permanent): [link]
I was crying my eyes out! All I kept saying was Toph would be proud of her daughter! I also cried knowing that Tophs Legacy was gone, being her bending bloodline. If Lin can't get her powers back any child she might have may or may not have powers.
Well think about it...Tarrlok is 37 years old in the series, and born in 133 ASC (After Sozin's Comet) And Yakone had his bending taken away by Aang in 128 ASC, about 5 years after the blood bender lost his powers. So it had to be the genes that did it for Tarrlok, not Yakone being a blood bender while conceiving him. You can see for yourself here [link] and [link] and compare the dates from when Tarrlok was born and when Aang took Yakone's bending. Thus conjugal visits have to be allowed or he escaped for Tarrlok to exist.