"62 Days" Film Screening - El Paso
"62 Days" is a documentary film (30 minutes) that chronicles Marlise's family ordeal.
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.
Join the ACLU of Texas, Texas Freedom Network, and filmmaker Rebecca Haimowitz for a free screening of 62 Days, a documentary film that chronicles Marlise's family's painful ordeal, the human story behind the headlines, and shines a light on a controversial law.
Parking on campus will be free and open to the public.
If you have questions leading up to the event, please contact Adri Perez. Seating for this event is limited, so sign up today and reserve your spot.
"62 Days" Film Screening
University of Texas at El Paso, Union East Cinema
500 W. University Ave., El Paso, TX 79901
Saturday, January 26, 3:00 -5:00 PM