CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 16, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Riverside, California) Issues involved in case of Elizabeth Bouvia, severely handicapped by cerebral palsy, against efforts of Riverside General Hospital to keep her alive, set forth. Scenes shown. [BOUVIA - will try to reject medical efforts for life.] [Judge John HEWS - reads decision against Bouvia's efforts to enlist society's aid in death wish.] ACLU role in case noted. [Bouvia attorney Richard SCOTT - describes Bouvia's reaction to decision.] [Estranged husband Richard BOUVIA - would continue their marriage, although Bouvia does not want this.] Appeal of case noted.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen
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