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Life and Death Legis. #518398

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 09, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Senator Judiciary Committee's consideration of Human Life Bill, defining when life begins, examined. [Senators Orrin HATCH, Howell HEFLIN - discuss bill.] Senator Max Baucus mentioned; committee 's final decision on bill reported Issue of constitutionality of such legislature considered; Supreme Court ruling on abortion recalled.
REPORTER: Steve Delaney

(Studio) Difficulty in deciding when death occurs due to medical advances noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Recommendations of presidential commission on medical ethics, estb. by Jimmy Carter, with regard to definition of death examined; details outlined on screen. Call for ntnwide. code noted. [Commission director Alexander CAPRON - cites tragedy for families.] American Med. Association and American Bar Association said endorsing proposed statute.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

Delaney, Steve;
Hager, Robert;
Mudd, Roger

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