25 July, 2011

July 25, 1978

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!

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