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American Agenda (Medicine: Right-To-Die Issue) #129111

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 13, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Tim O'Brien) Issue of death with dignity and the law featured; details recalled of case of auto accident victim Nancy Cruzan, whose parents are seeking to shut off her life support system if Supreme Court allows them to do so. Some states noted allowing a person to appoint a personal representative with "durable power of attorney" to make life or death decisions for him. [ABA John PICKERING - lists who can be appointed.] [Society for the Right to Die Fenella ROUSE - says rights to refuse treatment are needed.] Concept of the "living will" explained. Criticism of the right to die stated. [Anti-Euthanasia Task Force Rita MARKER - says it is a right ......

to kill.] [Presbyterian minister and his wife Harry and Jackie COLE - talk about her miraculous recovery.] Cost and anguish of keeping someone in a brain-damaged, vegetative state detailed. [Society for the Right to Die Rose GASNER - comments on choice.] Distance between law and technology on right-to-die issue noted.

Jennings, Peter;
O'Brien, Tim

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