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Doctor-Assisted Suicide / Michigan and Kevorkian / The Ethical Question #147736

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 20, 1993
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Detroit: Kathy Wolff) Inability of the state of Michigan to file charges against Dr. Jack Kevorkian in the latest incident in which he may have assisted someone to commit suicide examined. [Kevorkian attorney Geoffrey FIEGER - comments.] [March 10, KEVORKIAN - says the law against assisted suicides is immoral.] Possibility that Michigan will pass another law against physician-assisted suicide noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Jim Hickey) The secret world of doctor-assisted suicides in which physicians quietly help people commit suicide examined; patient scenes shown. [Lou Gehrig's disease patient Stuart KING (with transcription on screen), University of Rochester Dr. Tim QUILL - comment on the physician's duty.] Guidelines suggested by Quill outlined on screen. [Four Winds Hospital Dr. Sam KLAGSBRUN - talks about the decision.]

Hickey, Jim;
Jennings, Peter;
Wolff, Kathy

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