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Irreparable Harm
Irreparable Harm
Author: Randy D. Singer
ISBN-13: 9781578566341
ISBN-10: 1578566347
Publication Date: 5/20/2003
Pages: 432
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Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Great modern novel concerning bioethics and the ensuing court battle.
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Star law student Mitchell Taylor finds himself working for the worst kind of personal injury attorney upon graduation (call 1-800-CASH-NOW!), but as a Christian, he's determined to make the best of a bad situation. It's not long before he finds himself defending the GenTech Clinic in Norfolk, Va., in a tangled case involving eight frozen embryos. Also, he learns that a surrogate mother and illegal immigrant, Maryna Sareth, may be forced to abort the implanted embryo she is carrying. GenTech wants the embryos for AIDS research-or is it really for financial gain? It's up to Taylor to defend his client without compromising his beliefs. As in Directed Verdict, the pace is slow, but the novel includes an appealing romance element and some welcome touches of humor. Most of the characters are multifaceted, including the unpredictable Hon. Cynthia Baker-Kline from the first book, who makes an appearance here.
Mitchell Taylor, an attorney with little experience, takes a case involving the surrogate mother of a cloned embryo. When the biological father dies, the biological mother, now knowing the fetus has Down's syndrome, wants the child aborted. The surrogate wants to save "her" child. Mitchell must grapple with the issue of saving not only the child carried by Maryna, but the other frozen cloned embryos while staying true to his Christian faith.