Posts tagged "roe v wade"
“The Patient Body” is a monthly column by Ann Neumann about issues at the intersection of religion and medicine.
2013 marks not just 40 years of Roe v. Wade but 40 years of The Exorcist, the classic horror movie about piety and possession in a little girl's upstairs bedroom.
My naive questions on this anniversary of Roe v. Wade are: Why, when organized anti-abortion groups are predominantly evangelical/fundamentalist/orthodox Christian, are we not having a broader discussion about separation of church and state laws governing patients' rights? To do so would not undermine individual rights to personal or religious freedom. Or is patient autonomy not...