The slippery slope
From abortion to infanticide. Will Euthanasia be next?
On Good Friday, April 9, 1982, a baby boy with down’s syndrome was born in Bloomington Hospital, Indiana.
His parents never told anyone his name because it had been decided to let him starve to death.
During his six days of life the nameless child became known as “Baby Boy Doe”.
Our film critically examines the issues that surround the “Baby Doe” incident and their impact on human life. It also features profiles on the compassionate alternatives practised by dedicated men and women who include:
David McLone and his work in Chicago Spina Bifida Babies. Penelpe Brook-Williams who provided loving care for dying patients and Barry DeVeber working with young cancer patients in Canada.
Realistic yet hopeful, this film was a universal message for all who care about human life – now and tomorrow.