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A prize-winning journalist examines the legal, social, moral,
scientific, and economic implications of decisions to withhold treatment
from severely handicapped newborns and surveys the attitudes of
parents, doctors, nurses, bioethicists, as well as adults and children
directly affected by the problem

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Feb 19, 2018

I started this book almost exactly one year ago! It was slow going because the subject matter was such a hard one. What a difficult book Mr. Lyon wrote. One cannot easily imagine a more difficult subject matter than the struggle for life, and those who are forced to make decisions for their helpless loved ones.

The author did a good job of presenting both sides, although his bias for one of those sides certaily shone through. Whose wouldn't?

Throughout the entire book, i kept thinking he was I started this book almost exactly one year ago! It was slow going because the subject matter was such a hard one. What a difficult book Mr. Lyon wrote. One cannot easily imagine a more difficult subject matter than the struggle for life, and those who are forced to make decisions for their helpless loved ones.

The author did a good job of presenting both sides, although his bias for one of those sides certaily shone through. Whose wouldn't?

Throughout the entire book, i kept thinking he was writing from a perspective that was more distance than nuance. That is why his conclusion at the end shocked me so deeply. To see that this was a topic near and dear to his heart gave me an entirely different perspective of him and his writing.

I had such strong opinions for only one side of this coin. Now, however, any judgment i had once expressed so liberally and forcefully has been replaced with compassion for parents who find themselvs in the most horrible predicament with babies they love so much. ...more

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