Monday, August 3, 2009

RNS "10 Minutes With . . ." Feature

I'm featured for a second time in the Religion News Service's "10 Minutes With . . ." feature, which is accessible here. The interview (which I did last week) focuses mainly on the aftermath of the Worthington trial in Oregon.

When asked, for instance, about the potential ramifications of the verdicts in the Worthington case, I told RNS, "It remains to be seen what the implications will be, both in Oregon and nationally. It surprises me because Oregon had revamped its laws to make it easier to prosecute parents. This was going to be the first test of that revamped law, and the first test did not work. It demonstrates how unsettled these legal and ethical questions remain even though the courts have been grappling with them for over 100 years."