CNN Evening News for Friday, Jun 05, 1998
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(Studio: Gene Randall) Statement from Attorney General Janet Reno that Oregon's assisted suicide law will not be contested reported.
(Ann Arbor, Michigan: Ed Garsten) The controversial issue of assisted suicide examined; disability rights group "Not Dead Yet" protest against assisted suicide reported; petition in Michigan to legalize assisted suicide mentioned. ["Not Dead Yet" founder Diane COLEMAN - calls assisted suicide law discriminatory and gives doctors too much power.] [Attorney for Dr. Jack Kevorkian Geoffrey FEIGER - says Reno is only recognizing supposed claim that most Americans support assisted suicide.] [Hemlock Society executive director Faye GIRSCH - says Kevorkian is only the tip of the iceberg.] [Merian's Friends Dr. Ed PIERCE - says assisted suicide should be for terminally ill, mentally competent adults.] [Right to Life Kevin KELLY - says assisted suicide desires are grounded in fear.]