First vitro fertilisation (IVF) parents get blood-covered mail

July 25, 2015 7:57 pm

 

Ms
Brown, who turns 37 today, said: “It was menacing and scary. I would say
a completely sick act by some sick minds. Photo / Thinkstock

Louise Brown, the world’s first test-tube baby, has spoken for the
first time about the blood-splattered hate mail her parents received
after her ground-breaking birth.
Brown was born at Oldham General
Hospital in July 1978 after her parents became the first people to
successfully undergo in vitro fertilisation (IVF). She has revealed that
the provoked revulsion among some members of the public as she
described a hate campaign waged against her parents, John and Lesley
Brown.
In her autobiography, published next month, she reveals
that her family received postbags full of mail, including one package
from America containing letters covered in red liquid, a broken glass
test tube and a plastic foetus.
Ms Brown, who turns 37 today, said: “It was menacing and scary. I would say a completely sick act by some sick minds.
“Imagine how worrying this was for mum.”

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