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Supreme Court / Physician Assisted Suicide / Oregon #169638

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 08, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Supreme Court: Tim O'Brien) The Supreme Court's consideration of two doctor assisted suicide cases featured; scenes shown of protests outside the building; details given of the arguments presented and the views of Justices Anthony Kennedy and Antonin Scalia. [Plaintiff Dr. Timothy QUILL, New York attorney general Dennis VACCO, American Medical Association Nancy DICKEY, Harvard Law School professor Laurence TRIBE- offer differing opinions on legality of assisted suicide.] The broader issue of states rights indicated.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Portland: Aaron Brown) The planning for assisted suicide in Oregon, the only state which has passed death with dignity legislation, featured. [Oregon organ health division Dr. Katrina HEDBERG - comments on the "reporting system."] [Cancer specialist Dr. Matthew BROUNS - offers personal views on the issue.] [Cancer victim's widow Dorothy HOOGSTRAAT - recalls her husband's suffering.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Further coverage of the issue on tonight's Nightline mentioned.

Brown, Aaron;
Jennings, Peter;
O'Brien, Tim

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