A Case for Life (1996)
Movie: A Case for Life
- Director: Eric Laneuville
- Stars: Brian McNamara, Georgann Johnson, Gregg Almquist, Larry Cedar, Lawrence Pressman, Mark L Taylor, Mel Harris, Richard Herd, Valerie Bertinelli, Vincent Berry, William Bumiller
- Release Date: February 18, 1996
- Run Time: 100 mins
- Genre: Drama
“How Far Would You Go to Save Your Sister’s Life?” This was the question posed by the original ad copy for the made-for-TV drama –and the answer would seem to be “to the highest courts of the land”, or at least that’s how far Los Angeles lawyer Liz Hammett (Mel Harris) is prepared to go. A staunch pro-choice advocate, Liz discovers that her sister Kelly Porter (Valerie Bertinelli) is pregnant–a potential fatal situation, inasmuch as Kelly suffers from a rare medical condition requiring a delicate surgical procedure that will put both herself and her unborn child in jeopardy should she allow the baby to go to term.