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FREE DOC á READER An Accidental Life ☆ 9780805464320 ñ 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 wiRses take infants born alive during abortions down to a soiled utility room and leave them to die 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 Pamela has written several books but this is the first one I have read Her presentation on the explosive nature of her latest book An Accidental Lifefiction based on fact peaked my interest and I bought the book An Accidental Life explores the issue of a live birth resulting from an abortion an ensuing murder trial and the personal life of the attorneys involved in the case when they are faced with their own unplanned pregnancy The characters are real the suspense good and since Pam practiced law for 25 years her courtroom scenes are every bit as good as what you see on CSI and Law and Order There are subplots alsobut the book is not a jumble of characters making it impossible to read and follow the story lines I found the book easy to read but difficult to set aside I wished I could read faster as I wanted to know the conclusion about 60 pages from the end but I did not cheat I read all of it A very good read

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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 conseuences His beloved wife Rebecca a glamorous and driven partner at a major law firm sud An Accidental Life is a gripping novel with scenes inspired by real life events One of the most gut wrenching is taken from the testimony Jill Stanek gave that day in 2001 I read about that testimony several years later but I don’t think the impact of it ever goes away Other plot details reminded me of the Gosnell case in Philadelphia from earlier this year The truth is however inconvenient it may be for some there are babies born alive during late term abortion At that point which holds the greater value the woman’s right to choose or the baby’s right to lifeThe trial of the abortion doctor is the most important part of this book and fills a considerable number of pages The author spent 25 years practicing law but with only minor exceptions the proceedings are easy to understand Although this is a Christian novel BOTH sides of the case are presented in the form of prosecution and defense arguments There is a lot of discussion regarding Roe v Wade which was only nine years old at the time An Accidental Life is set I had no idea which way the verdict would go until the end which made me want to keep readingThe parallel story in An Accidental Life is that of Rebecca learning she’s pregnant She’s a career woman in a man’s world At the start of the story she and a female colleague are made the first female partners at the law firm where they work Traditional attitudes regarding women in the workplace are still around and Rebecca experiences the chauvinistic attitudes of her male colleagues as her pregnancy progresses When her doctor tells her to limit her business travel she wonders if she’ll still have a job after her baby is born While these attitudes now seem backward and women can no longer be fired for being pregnant there is no doubt that this was the norm Given Ewen’s background I can’t help but wonder if the narrative is based on her experiences in a male dominated career field Thank you to B H Publishing for my free electronic copy of An Accidental Life which I downloaded from NetGalley No review was reuired

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An Accidental LifeDenly finds her life spun out of control and her new faith tested while facing a once in a lifetime choice 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 US Congressional Committee confirming that it was routine for doctors in Chicago's Christ Hospital to have nu 35 stars Well written but the story meandered uite a bit before getting to the real point Although a bit meandering Ewen's novel is eye opening and makes one think Readers might be served better if they read the author's note at the end before diving in; it adds perspective and meaning to the storyDistrict Attorney Peter Jacobs has been handed a make or break case After an abortion a mother heard her infant cry Peter and his fellow police officers do some research and discover that it is fairly common for infants born alive during an abortion to be left in a utility room to die They want the physician to be held accountable and must break through a code of silence to bring this practice to light