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Quinlan Case / Ruling #237593

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 10, 1975
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(Studio) New Jersey Judge Robert Muir rules that parents of comatose Karen Quinlan cannot turn off equipment keeping her alive.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Morristown, New Jersey) Muir says removing Karen from respirator is medical, not legal, question. Quotes from Muir's decision shown. Muir says there's no const. right to die that parent can assert for his incompetent adult child. [Mother Julia QUINLAN - says she would bring issue to courts again if had to do it all over again.] [Father Joseph QUINLAN - says prayed that God would show his will to judge. Doesn't know if that happened.] Quinlans called decision courageous. Mrs. Quinlan says worldwide prayers for Karen may have been best thing to come out of trial. Quinlans may appeal.
REPORTER: Steve Young

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Young, Steve
Duration:
00:02:40

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