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Quinlan Case / Ruling #34720

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 10, 1975
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(Studio) Judge Robert Muir rules that parents of Karen Quinlan can't have her respirator cut off.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Studio) Muir rules that parent doesn't have const. right to assert his child's right to die. Says Roman Catholic Church doesn't require that life-supporting equipment be withdrawn in hopeless case and freedom of religion must take 2nd place to laws of homicide.
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory

(Denville, New Jersey) Saint Clare's Hospital staff treats Karen as an individual. [Hospital executive director Ken. COUREY - says staff approaches her care as a person, not a special case or celebrity.] Muir says removing respirator is medical judgment. [President American Medical Association Dr. Max PAROTT - says if what he reads about Karen's condition is true, life-supporting equipment should be removed.]
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory

(Studio) Quinlans may appeal.
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory

Reporter(s):
Gregory, Bettina;
Reasoner, Harry
Duration:
00:03:00

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