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The Kidnapping of Baby John Doe (1987)

A mother gives birth to an infant with Down Syndrome. The doctor advises that the child has multiple medical problems and advises that she "allow nature to take it's course". The child's ... See full summary »

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A mother gives birth to an infant with Down Syndrome. The doctor advises that the child has multiple medical problems and advises that she "allow nature to take it's course". The child's crib is pushed into a closet because the hospital staff can no longer stand his screams as he is not being fed. One of the nurses smuggles him out of the hospital and has an intern come to do the minor but lifesaving corrective surgery on her kitchen table.

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Wonderful story of love!
25 August 2016 | by (São Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

This is an 1980's movie, however, the theme is so current, as only nowadays people realize that a person with Down's Syndrome can have a happy life.

A baby is born with Down's Syndrome and other health problems. His doctor and his father decide that the best option is not to have him undergo a minor surgery that would allow him to survive. But not everyone agrees with this line of thought and someone decides to interfere.

In this current individualist and egotistical society, this is a good example of one who cares for the other. The story is about love for a human being. It's about having your own opinion and making the difference in this world.

Really good movie about a true story. I was only sorry that the plot was not well developed at the end. I was left with many questions unanswered.


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