November 14, 2018
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm, Eastern Time
"62 DAYS" Screening featuring Director Rebecca Haimowitz
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."