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California / Right To Die Bill #247731

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 30, 1976
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(Studio) California legislature gives final approval to right to die bill.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Sacramento, California) California becomes 1st state in nation to have such bill. Author says it's freedom of choice not mercy killing or euthanasia. [California state assemblyman Barry KEENE - says people in that situation shouldn't be made helpless to make decisions with regard to medical care.] Points of bill noted. Doctors worry about issue. [Director surgical intensive care, Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, Dr. Christopher BRYAN-BROWN - describes problems re: living will plan.] If California bill becomes law, it will be 1st to give right to die natural death.
REPORTER: Doug Kriegel (KXTV tape)

Kriegel, Doug;
Mudd, Roger

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