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Law / Schiavo Case / Living Will #783904

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 19, 2005
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(Studio: Terry Moran) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: John Yang) A Congressional agreement to send the life-or-death case of Terri Schiavo back into a federal court & lead to her feeding tube being put back in examined; scenes shown from the Senate session. [Representative Tom DeLAY - says we want to keep her alive.]

(Studio: Terry Moran) The tensions & emotions in Florida introduced.

(Pinellas Park, Florida: Jeffrey Kofman) The law, medicine & politics of the Schiavo case reviewed; scenes shown of protests in Florida. [Terri's mother Mary SCHINDLER†- pleads for saving her girl.] [Georgetown University bioethics law professor Marc SPINDELMAN†- says Schiavo has had due process.] [Minnesota neurologist Dr. Ron CRANFORD†- says she is not suffering.]

(Studio: Terry Moran) Report introduced.

(New York: Bob Jamieson) Problems with living wills examined. [Jacksonville, Florida, hospice's Susan Ponder STANSILL‡- recalls her grandmother's living will.] [University of Michigan medical ethicist Carl SCHNEIDER‡- comments on the complexity of a living will; suggests using a durable power of attorney.] [Daughter Marietta LeBLANC‡- comments.]

Moran, Terry;
Yang, John;
Kofman, Jeffrey;
Jamieson, Bob

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