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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 12, 1985
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(Studio) Death of Karen Ann Quinlan reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(NYC) Right-to-die lawsuits stemming from efforts of Quinlan's parents 10 years ago to allow her to die naturally recalled; impact of their experience on current medical law and ethics mentioned. [Monsignor Thomas TRAPASSO - describes deathbed scene.] [Nurse Peggy FAUST - explains staff's attitude toward Quinlan.] [Joseph QUINLAN - explains their lawsuit on behalf of daughter.] [Med. ethicist Bruce JENNINGS - notes impact of Quinlan case on current medical ethics.] [Joseph QUINLAN - thinks daughter's case has resulted in good.]

Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob

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