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Linda Sinclair, a news reporter, and Dr. Amanda Gordon, a perinatologist, are swept into a maelstrom of public tension and relentless media scrutiny as a desperate couple awaits the birth of their baby, the first-ever human clone. The controversy engulfs everyone involved, ultimately threatening the
Dr. Gordon and Dr. Ed Walden, perinatologists at the Center For Reproductive Medicine in Philadelphia, are taking the biggest risk of their careers. They are helping Virginia and Chris Hytner, still mourning the death of their little girl, prepare for the birth of another baby -- the first human clone. But a staff member leaks information of the secret pregnancy and local television news reporter Linda Sinclair breaks the story, leading to an international firestorm of public controversy. Death threats are made against Drs. Gordon and Walden. Later, they are arrested for violating a ban on using federal funds to clone a human being.
Although the Hytners are taken to a secluded nursing home for their protection, a bomb threat at the facility forces an evacuation. Virginia goes into labor, and Amy Lynn Hytner is born three weeks prematurely. Media hordes outside the hospital greet the news. Now a celebrity herself, Linda continues her reporting. The Hytners inviter her to meet Amy, but as Linda is holding the baby, the tiny child stops breathing. Later, Amanda announces that Amy is dead of respiratory failure. Amanda indirectly blames the media circus for what happened -- overwhelming Linda with guilt and sorrow.
A year later at her network job in New York, Linda is assigned to find the vanished Hytners for an anniversary story on Amy's birth. Following a lead to a rural farmhouse, Linda spies Chris Hytner with a one-year-old girl. She turns to leave, furious that no one trusted her with the truth. Amanda tells Linda that the baby is still very ill. This time, the Hytners are trusting her to say nothing. Linda drives away in turmoil, knowing she holds the fate of Amy Hytner in her hands.
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