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Supreme Court / Right To Die #129327

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 25, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Tim O'Brien) Supreme Court decision in right-to-die case examined; details given of case of Nancy Cruzan, whose parents wanted to remove her feeding tube because she has been in a constant vegetative state. [Father Joe CRUZAN - comments.] Legal opinions of Chief Justice William Rehnquist and Justice William Brennan outlined on screen. [American Medical Association Dr. Nancy DICKEY - says ruling is an intrusion into doctor-patient decision-making.] [Missouri attorney general William WEBSTER - responds.] Today's ruling noted possibly fueling trend toward states' recognition of "living wills" allowing removal of life support. (Artist: Dana Verkouteren)

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The states and living wills further elaborated.

Jennings, Peter;
O'Brien, Tim

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