Playing God in the Nursery
“The power of Lyon’s book is that he has successfully returned the issue of newborn intensive care from the political or ethical to the profoundly, disturbingly personal. . . . A moving, impressive book.” —Robin Marantz Henig, Washington Post
In Bloomington, Indiana, an infant with serious birth defects is allowed to die without surgery. In Long Island, New York, the White House tries to stop Baby Jane Doe from suffering a similar fate. Thousands of handicapped babies are born each year. Should all of their lives be saved? What if the child were your own. . .