New from lawyer-turned-novelist Pamela Binnings Ewen, An Accidental Life is fiction based on fact: the testimony of registered nurse Jill Stanek before a U.S. Congressional Committee confirming that it was routine for doctors in Chicago's Christ Hospital to have nurses take infants born alive during abortions down to a "soiled utility room" and leave them to die.
In a 1982 New Orleans courtroom the best kept secret in the world is
about to unravel, and a young couple's jet set lives are about to
change. Senior district attorney Peter Jacobs is facing the trial of a
lifetime, a passionate, spiritual battle against an evil with far
reaching consequences. His beloved wife Rebecca, a glamorous and driven
partner at a major law firm, suddenly finds her life spun out of control
and her new faith tested while facing a once in a lifetime choice.
Stanek's testimony led Congress to enact the Born Alive Infant Protection Act of 2001, a federal-only law that still does not bind state run hospitals or private clinics. The fact remains that what happens to abortion survivors is one of the best kept secrets in the world.
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