‘Religion hardly leaves us alone’: Ian McEwan’s latest sees a judge debating a young Jehovah’s Witness’s fate

The Children Act frames a similar conflict in terms of science and religion: Its protagonist, high court judge Fiona Maye, is assigned to determine whether an ill 17-year-old Jehovah’s Witness and his family can refuse the blood transfusion that would likely save his life.

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