An Accidental Life

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, suIn 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.
An Accidental Life In a 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

  • Title: An Accidental Life
  • Author: Pamela Binnings Ewen
  • ISBN: 9780805464320
  • Page: 235
  • Format: Paperback
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    About the Author

    Pamela Binnings Ewen

    After practicing law for many in Houston, Texas, Pamela Binnings Ewen turned to writing She lives in Mandeville, Louisiana near New Orleans She is the author of The Moon in the Mango Tree, and five other books Based on a true story, The Moon in the Mango tree was awarded the 2012 Eudora Welty Memorial Award by the National League of American Pen Women Pamela s latest novel released September 2013 is An Accidental Life a love story, courtroom drama In addition, an updated new edition of Faith on Trial, her only non fiction book and a best seller, was also just released in September 2013 On her own journey to faith, Pamela researched all the evidence available to see whether the Gospel stories are fact or fiction Faith on Trial puts the Gospels on trial, presenting evidence to readers as if they re jurors in a trial A powerful chain of proof As a result, Pamela went from agnostic to belief This is a book for those who have questions for those who want to believe, but can t quite get there Faith on Trial was used as a text on Law and Religion at Yale Law School in 2000.This new addition also includes a user s guide Pamela s other novels are, Secret of the Shroud, Dancing on Glass, and Chasing the Wind which will be released September, 2013 Both the Moon in the Mango Tree and Dancing on Glass were Christy Award Finalists Dancing on Glass won a Single Titles Reviewers Choice Award in 2011, and Chasing the Wind, released in 2012, was chosen as a Top Pick by RT Reviews Pamela is a member of the board of directors of The Tennessee Williams Festival in New Orleans, and on the advisory board of the Pirate s Alley Faulkner Society She is also the President of the Northshore Literary Society In 2009 Pamela received the President s Arts Award from the Cultural Commission of St Tammany Parish, Louisiana as Literary Artist of the Year About An Accidental Life An Accidental Life is a spellbinding story, a must read for every pro lifer The intertwining of a great story with courtroom drama based on Roe v Wade and subsequent law makes the book both fascinating and educational Once I started reading, I couldn t put it down Carol Tobias, President, National Right to Life Committee.As a lawyer with decades of experience advocating against the exploits of the abortion industry, I can vouch for the fact that Kermit Gosnell isn t an aberration This fast paced legal drama tells it like it is Dorinda Bordlee, Vice President, Chief Counsel, BIOETHICS DEFENSE FUND An Accidental Life by Pamela Binnings Ewen is a fine novel promoting the pro life cause as it relates to the unborn It deals with what might seem to be unusual circumstances, but today we are learning that these situations are common than we think, namely the destruction of human life even after a live birth during an abortion procedure The novel is a continued encouragement to defend all life from conception to natural death Archbishop Gregory M Aymond, Archbishop of New Orleans.

    953 Comment

    • Teena Myers said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 22:52 PM

      One of the best books Pamela has written. The story based on fact makes its message heartbreaking. I hope this book becomes another Uncle Tom's Cabin that opens our eyes to the atrocities committed in the name of rights.

    • ReadAlong With Sue said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 22:52 PM

      This book had a very good story. I think its sort of loosely based around something that happened that hit the news, I am not saying the author says this, but I remember the case. It was a very complicated case where a baby was born even after an 'abortion'Or should I say "accidentally" born.Its one of those emotive books its also based around a Christian belief.The couple both have good standing and good jobs. We need to remember that this is written in the years 1980 so things were a little di [...]

    • Iola said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 22:52 PM

      Rebecca Downer Jacobs is about to be one of the first women admitted into partnership of her prominent New Orleans law firm. She’s happily married with an exciting career, when something happens that’s going to change everything. Meanwhile, Peter, her husband and senior district attorney, is in charge of a complex case with far-reaching legal consequences and moral implications for his Christian faith. An Accidental Life is billed as the story of a legal case regarding the right to life of a [...]

    • Sally said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 22:52 PM

      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 hol [...]

    • Nancee said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 22:52 PM

      Rebecca and Peter Jacobs have persevered in climbing their respective corporate ladders to achieve their highest goals. Rebecca has attained the status of partner in a prestigious law firm, and Peter is a Senior Assistant District Attorney. Deeply in love and living a life of affluence the couple is suddenly faced with life-changing events, and Peter is facing the most challenging and heart wrenching case in his career. "An Accidental Life" reveals one of the country's most despicable secrets, l [...]

    • Mikal Dawn said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 22:52 PM

      My thoughts:Wow. This book has it all: romance, suspense, tension, character development, and tons of emotion. Abortion is a hot topic to this day, no matter which side of the fence you’re on. An Accidental Life is based on the testimony of Jill Stanek, who testified before a US Congressional Committee about botched-abortion infants born alive being left to die in a soiled utility room. The main characters in this book, Peter and Rebecca Jacobs, have such incredible love for each other that ju [...]

    • Rebecca Gernon said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 22:52 PM

      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 Life,(fiction 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 [...]

    • Larinda Agee said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 22:52 PM

      I received this book via First Reads and am therefore providing an honest review. To say that this book is powerful and gripping would be an understatement. It is thought provoking, and stays with you long after you've read it. As a matter of fact, I can't imagine putting it down without having read the entire thing quickly just to learn the story and what happens within. Before reading this story, I was completely naïve that this type of thing could occur at all. I am simply blown away. Hats o [...]

    • Cindi said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 22:52 PM

      This novel triggered many mixed emotions. I had no idea this sort of thing happened. I guess you can put me in the naïve category.The author did an excellent job in bringing to light a terrible situation that is absolutely heart wrenching. Kudos to her for having the guts to write about it.I highly recommend this book to everyone. Regardless of how you feel about abortion you will be touched by this story.

    • Margaret said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 22:52 PM

      Eye-openingWhile this is a work of fiction, the story line addresses an issue that has troubled many people, live birth abortions. The author weaves the story of a failed abortion in which the child was alive the subsequent court case, and the resolution. I experienced many emotions while reading, the storyline was realistic and believable. The characters were well-defined and relatable. While it was not a pleasant story, it was a story that needed to be told. Woven throughout were elements of f [...]

    • Emma Bicknell said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 22:52 PM

      This story is fast paced and gripping dealing as it does with the emotive subject of abortion, and more specifically babies born alive during the procedure and left to die in utility rooms. The story is based on a real life court case in the 1980s, I believe. It is worth a read, the only thing that tripped me up is the excessive description of people and places at times.

    • Steve Sorrells said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 22:52 PM

      Story of a husband, da, and a high powered female partner in a law firm who is his wife. She is pregnant and comes to Christ while he prosecutes an abortion doctor.

    • Shantelle said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 22:52 PM

      Heart-rending. Slightly shocking even though I've heard of these things (and worse) before. Some joy and triumphs, but still left my heart a little bit breaking, especially because of all the horrible stuff going on today connected with abortions (Planned Parenthood stuff). And just the fact that abortions are so common and accepted in our day and age, :'(An Accidental Life by Pamela Binnings Ewen is more of a slow-paced tale, and largely focused on a court case having to do with live victims of [...]

    • Teri said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 22:52 PM

      An Accidental Life follows attorneys Peter and Rebecca Jacobs, a young couple focused on their careers in 1980s New Orleans. They’re going about life as usual but new beginnings and challenges bring a change to their lives. Rebecca has just been promoted to partner at her firm. Peter has just been assigned a controversial case in which a fetus survives an abortion but later dies. As if their world hasn’t been shaken enough, suddenly Rebecca finds out that she is pregnant despite her and Pete [...]

    • Amanda said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 22:52 PM

      After making it as one of the first female partners in a 1982 New Orleans law firm, Rebecca Jacobs feels like she has it all. A loving husband and a job that she adores. When she discovers they are expecting their first child, things turn upside down as she figures out how to make it as a career woman and a mother.While Rebecca struggles to figure out how to mesh two worlds, her husband is fighting a battle in the courtrooms to expose what happens in the case of live birth abortions, with the ho [...]

    • Ciska said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 22:52 PM

      *Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book on Netgalley from the publisher in return for an honest review*AuthorAfter practicing law for many in Houston, Texas, Pamela Binnings Ewen turned to writing. She lives in Mandeville, Louisiana near New Orleans.ReviewI had some trouble with this book and I will start with those so I can leave you with the good. I did not really like Rebecca's part of the book. I felt she gave in to certain circumstances to easy when just a few pages before she was [...]

    • Joan said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 22:52 PM

      In 1982, Roe v. Wade has been around nine years. Women are breaking into all kinds of careers. Pregnancies no longer have to curtail a woman's plans for the future.Ewen has done a fine job of juxtaposing The pregnancies of two women. One has just made partner is a prestigious law firm when she finds she is pregnant. Her husband is happy but she wonders what it will mean to her career. The other is a teen whose boyfriends has left her - pregnant. She goes to have an abortion but it all goes wrong [...]

    • Melissa said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 22:52 PM

      3.5 stars--Well written, but the story meandered quite 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 story.District 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 [...]

    • Regina said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 22:52 PM

      I found this book riveting and gripping!However, I did find some pro's and con's to this book. I know this book was an advanced copy, but there were a lot of mistakes, misplaced names, words, grammar, etc. Something I would've seen in an indie author. I've read plenty of advanced readers, I never seen the magnitude of errors as I've seen in this book. The other con I felt was all the fillers, the excessive descriptions of what they ate, what they wore, accessories, etc. The best part of the stor [...]

    • Tanya said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 22:52 PM

      When I started this book, I kept thinking, maybe this one isn't for me. I didn't love the main character, etc. But as I kept reading I actually got pulled in and really enjoyed the story. It is a book about abortion but not the way I expected. I actually learned a few things (a little disturbing) and I liked this one. I thought the court parts were told very well. It is definitely a pro-life book.

    • Lori Wasson said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 22:52 PM

      I really enjoyed the book. The whole topic was very interesting. It is clear that the author did her research on this topic and that her legal background came in useful in writing this book. I loved hearing about the characters in the previous books and loved the back story on Rebecca. It is so sad that this is happening to so many babies in this country. Anyway, I read this author's 3 most recent books and this book was by far my favorite. Great book!

    • Rachel said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 22:52 PM

      This was a fascinating and gripping read about a time period in the abortion battle in which laws, and medical practices, were changing more quickly than the public could be aware of. The author set the scenes masterfully, and left the reader desperate to see the right (and actually the moral) result for both main parties. If you enjoy mystery, or Christian suspense, or reading! you'll love this book!

    • The Advocate said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 22:52 PM

      "This is a great read no matter your views on the topic of abortion. It is tough at times, but the story is nicely told about choices that we have to make when we least expect to have to."Read more here.

    • tina boltinghouse said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 22:52 PM

      OutstandingOMG! Where do I start? As a pro-life activist I found the story compelling and all too factual about what happens in the abortion industry. As a writer, I found the characters believable and engaging. Not since "October Baby" and "Tilly" have I read a story that tackles this difficult subject in such a caring manner. Well done, Pamela. Well done.

    • Joy said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 22:52 PM

      This is a powerful read, so well written with amazing characters and an amazing storyline. A sensitive subject handled in a sympathetic way. Touching, dramatic. A wonderful novel.I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

    • Kerstin said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 22:52 PM

      I enjoy a good legal thriller and An Accidental Life was just that. Because it deals with a very serious subject matter (live birth delivery during an abortion procedure) it really stirs emotions and further thought.

    • Jim Lee said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 22:52 PM

      So well written, very sad, interesting and balanced writing. Very good read and will shock readers with its content. Fabulous book.

    • Martha said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 22:52 PM

      I didn't know what to expect from this book, but in the end it surprised me. The premise of an accidental life, defended from a perspective that was not pro-life was fascinating to me.

    • Stacey Fazenbaker-stanton said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 22:52 PM

      great read. Lively characters with real emotions.

    • Stephanie said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 22:52 PM

      Very, very good. Based on a true story of live births after abortions. Very gripping.

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