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Americans United for Separation of Church & State Orange County Chapter

AU-OC Presents: 62 Days

Part of Our On-Going “Flicks for Thought” Series

Saturday, October 17th at 2:00 pm

Join Zoom Meeting: See our Meetup page or email us at mail@au-oc.org

Meetup: Americans United for Separation of Church & State - OC


62 DAYS is an urgent examination of a growing trend of laws that seek to control a pregnant woman's body. It tells the story of a brain-dead pregnant woman whose family was forced to keep her on life support against their will. Marlise Muñoz was 33 years old and 14 weeks pregnant with her second child when she suffered a pulmonary embolism and was pronounced brain-dead in a hospital in Texas. Marlise had been clear about her end-of-life wishes: she did not want to be on mechanical support under any circumstances. But Marlise was kept alive because of a little-known law that states "a person may not withdraw or withhold life-sustaining treatment... from a pregnant patient." The film reveals that this is not an anomaly: there are currently 32 states (and counting) with similar or identical pregnancy exclusion policies.

62 DAYS follows the Muñoz family as they journey from private loss, to unwanted media attention, and finally towards activism as they fight to change this law. This timely short film powerfully addresses critical issues surrounding bodily integrity and women's health and needs to be seen by anyone studying or engaged in activism around reproductive rights.

Please join us for this important film and discussion of the imposition of religious views on a secular society.


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