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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles: Jerry Bowen) Death of Nancy Cruzan, center of landmark right-to-die case following a car crash eight years ago, reported; scenes shown from hospital in Mt. Vernon, Missouri, where she had been in an irreversible coma for seven years. [PROTESTER - comments.] [Hospital spokesman Don LAMKINS - reads statement.] [Center for Christian Activism Reverend Patrick MAHONEY, Hemlock Society Trudi DALLOS - offer differing opinions on nature of her death.] Last summer's Supreme Court decision that state has power to decide in right-to-die cases unless patient has left instructions recalled. [WOMAN - comments.] Issue of "living wills" raised. [California Health Decisions president Ellen SEVERONI - talks about inquiries into these issues.] Issue of legalized euthanasia reported before legislature in state of Washington.
- Bowen, Jerry;
- Schieffer, Bob
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