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Quinlan Case / New Jersey #242004

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 19, 1975
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(Studio) New Jersey court to rule Monday if doctors have right to unplug life-giving respirator of Karen Quinlan.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Denville, New Jersey) Last Apr. after attending party, Miss Quinlan, 21, went to sleep and never woke up. Has been in coma ever since. Doctors say brain suffered irreversible damage. Karen described as she is in hospital. [Mrs. Julia QUINLAN - says should take her off respirator and let God take her.] [Joseph QUINLAN - says no purpose to this.] [QUINLAN family priest, Father Thomas TRAPASSO - says comes time to let nature take over from technology.] [Prosecutor Don. COLLESTER - says homicide law may be involved here. Question is whether Quinlan is alive.]
REPORTER: Steve Young; ARTIST: No artist given

Cronkite, Walter;
Young, Steve

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