November 14, 2018

5:00 pm - 6:15 pm, Eastern Time

"62 DAYS" Screening featuring Director Rebecca Haimowitz

Purcell Reading Room

Professor Michele Goodwin hosts her friend, film director Rebecca Haimowitz, to screen and discuss Ms. Haimowitz' film "62 DAYS." Co-sponsored by ACS.

A description of the film follows:

"Marlise Munoz was 33 years old and 14 weeks pregnant with her second child when she died. She suffered a pulmonary embolism and was pronounced brain-dead in a hospital in Fort Worth, TX. The Munoz family was forced to keep Marlise on mechanical support against their will for 62 days, because of a little known Texas law that states "a person may not withdraw or withhold life-sustaining treatment...from a pregnant patient." 

"What followed was a painful ordeal, with critical implications about bodily integrity, rights, and liberty. The film reveals that this is not an anomaly: there are currently 32 states (and counting) with similar or identical pregnancy exclusion policies. The Munoz personal journey is the jumping-off point for a timely examination of a growing trend of laws that seek to control a pregnant woman's body. Even her dead body."