The Patient Body: A Conversation with Ann Neumann & Kali Handelman

“The Patient Body” is a monthly column by Ann Neumann about issues at the intersection of religion and medicine.

This month: Editor Kali Handelman interviews Ann Neumann

about her new book, The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in American.  Continue Reading →

The Danger of Winning

By Ann Neumann Is a revisionist history of abortion rights being used–by journalists, supporters, and lawyers–to curtail Supreme Court rulings on other rights like same sex marriage. Is “fear of the backlash” just a stubborn frame? Continue Reading →

38 Years

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 the issue? Continue Reading →