In December of 1981, shortly after my birth as the first in-vitro baby in the United States, The Rev. Jerry Falwell, then head of the conservative Moral Majority, said that the scientists were “delving into an area that is far too sacred for human beings to be involved in.”

He was echoed by Rev. Father McCormick, overseeing the ethics of my birth. Here he is, discussing with the BBC the choices of my parents, and of the scientists who helped them:

To me, Dalton Conley’s recent piece in the Washington Post Perspective section feels like deja vu all over…

Elizabeth Carr

First IVF baby in the United States

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