Happy 25th Birthday to Elizabeth Jordan Carr

Who? Elizabeth Jordan Carr is America's first test-tube baby. She was born to Judy and Roger Carr on December 28, 1981 with the help of one of America's first IVF clinics, the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine in Norfolk, Va. As American Heritage tells the story:

One of the first to try the hormone therapy, in early 1981, was Judy Carr, a 28-year-old Massachusetts schoolteacher who had had her fallopian tubes removed during emergency surgery following an unsuccessful pregnancy months before, making her entirely unable to become pregnant by normal methods. After weeks of hormone injections, the Joneses managed to extract two of Carr’s eggs, fertilize one in a laboratory with her husband Roger’s sperm, and implant the egg in her uterus. The procedure worked. Nine months later, on December 28, 1981, Judy Carr gave birth to a healthy baby daughter, Elizabeth Jordan Carr.

Whole article here .

Since the birth of the first test-tube baby in Britain, Louise Joy Brown, in 1978, it is estimated that as many 3 million babies have been born with the help of assisted reproductive techniques.

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  • VM||

    Happy Birthday, Elizabeth. Many happy returns.

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    3 million test-tube babies, each one an abomination before God and Nature. Leon Kass, eat your heart out.

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    The baby Jesus has cried 3 million times.

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    Was any tax money spent on the development of assisted reproductive techniques? If so, I don't see why this is such a good thing.

  • Kent Brockman||

    I, for one, welcome our new in vitro overlords.

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    What Ron, no disclaimer? Are you ADMITTING you are in the employ of Big Test Tube?

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    On one hand, I've got my niece and nephew, intelligent and curious 5 year old twins who shower me with hugs and kisses whenever I come to visit.

    On the other hand, there's Leon Kass.

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    "The baby Jesus has cried 3 million times."

    That must be a homily I missed. What MAJOR christian denomation is against test tube babies?

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    grant gould? if god was real he'd say you're abomination before him and nature you moron why dont you take your narrow minded christian studity and commit suicide.

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