Louise Joy Brown, the first baby conceived via in vitro fertilization (IVF) is born. The press calls her the “test tube baby”. This is of personal significance to me, as I have one IVF daughter, and a second conceived through a similar method.
The Catholic Church is vehemently against this practice, and while I understand the arguments, this is one area where my church and I are in complete disagreement. I have discussed this at length with my priest, and while he can not give an opinion contrary to church doctrine, I believe he understands and has no personal issues with my position. That’s good enough for me.
Happy birthday, Louise!