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California / Right To Die Bill / Quinlan Case #242795

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 01, 1976
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(Studio) California Governor Edmund Brown, Junior signs nation's 1st right to die bill.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) Reporter notes details of new law. Doctors reactions cited. [Chest surgeon Dr. H. SALEM - says patient entitled to die with dignity.] Some Democrats in California legislature urged Brown not to sign bill. [State Senator David ROBERTI - says many people in such situations have faculties but lack will power.] [California Governor Jerry BROWN - says bill allows human beings right to die with dignity and not become slaves to technology.] Law becomes effective January 1, 1977.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater (KXTV tape)

(Studio) Case of Karen Ann Quinlan and court fight by parents in New Jersey noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Drinkwater, Terry

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