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Supreme Court / Assisted Suicide #615346

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 05, 1997
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(Studio: Brian Williams) New survey on Americans' support for the right to die with a doctor's assistance noted.

(Washington: Pete Williams) The issue of doctor-assisted suicide that will be reviewed by the Supreme Court examined; details given of the positions of those for and against the right to die. [AIDS patient Rich ALMANZA - wants the option of "moving on."] [Right to die advocate Dr. Timothy QUILL - opts for a physician's role in death with dignity.] [Catholic Medical Association Dr. J. Anthony SANFILIPPO - opposes legalized killing.] The legal issue of the state's interest in preventing suicide versus the individuals' right to control their lives noted.

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Williams, Pete
Duration:
00:02:30

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