-bomb’ in a
cartoon that portrayed a scientist cultivating a baby in a test-tube,
before it emerged, grew into a monster and imprisoned him.15
Similar concerns appeared in the Daily Mail, which printed a
cartoon that showed a ‘Doctor Frankenstein’ horrified to find that
he had accidentally cloned the Prime Minister, Harold Wilson. The
Times, meanwhile, highlighted the eugenic implications of IVF
when it warned that politicians in totalitarian states might use it to
‘concentrate on breeding a race of intellectual giants’.16
Although IVF did not feature in Doomwatch, Kit
abnormal.’ See Johnson et al., ‘Why the
MRC Refused Robert Edwards and Patrick Steptoe Support’, p. 2166.
See also Michael Mulkay, The Embryo Research Debate: Science and
Mary Warnock, embryos and moral expertise 179
the Politics of Reproduction (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)
87 Culliton and Waterfall, ‘Flowering of American Bioethics’, p. 1270.
88 Anthony Tucker, ‘Brave New World of Test Tube Babies’, Guardian,
27 July 1978, p. 11.
89 For more on British and American responses to the birth of Louise
Brown, see Turney, Frankenstein’s