"An Intriguing Look into a Controversial Topic"
Reviewed by Sharon Salituro
Posted September 15, 2013
Inspirational | Fiction Women's Fiction
Set in 1982, we met the power couple Peter and Rebecca
Jacobs. Peter is a district attorney. Rebecca is an
uprising lawyer in a law firm. Both are devoted to their
jobs. Rebecca has just become a partner in her law firm.
Peter is taking on the most difficult case in his career.
Early on in their marriage they have decided that children
are not going to be part of it.
But when Rebecca learns she is with child, everything
changes. They are thrilled with this news.
While this is fantastic news, Peter's big case deals with
late term abortion. With the news that he is going to be
a first time father, this case takes on new meaning for him.
Dr Charles Vicari, is on trail for the abortion that he
performed. After the fetus was delivered, it lived for a
short time. Could this be considered murder...this is what
Peter must prove in his case.
There are many characters that are brought into this great
book. Alice was a nurse in a hospital that Dr Vicari
worked in years ago. Alice has some information that would
really help out Peter's case. Alice is afraid that this
might ruin her career in the doctor's office in which she
Pamela Binnings Ewin, is a former lawyer. The style in
which she writes this book is amazing. Everyone has an
opinion on abortion. Pamela makes you really think about
it. I personally feel that abortion is the choice of the
women. AN ACCIDENTAL LIFE tells a completely different
I never know that such events could occur. Since this story
was set in 1982, I am hopeful these events would
not happen in this day and age.
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.
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.
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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