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Law / Schiavo Case / The Disabled #784111

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 22, 2005
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pinellas Park, Florida: Jeffrey Kofman) The ruling by federal Judge James Whittemore† in the Terri Schiavo right-to-die case examined; scenes shown from a 2002 home video of Terri; decision quoted. [11th Circuit Court of Appeals clerk Matt DAVIDSON†- comments on the appeal.] [Harvard law professor Charles FRIED†- assesses Whittemore's ruling.] [Terri's mother Mary SCHINDLER - begs don't let my daughter die.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The stance taken by the Vatican newspaper on removing Schiavo's feeding tube quoted.

(Washington: Jake Tapper) The view of activists in the disabled community examined; details recalled about their appeals in the Schiavo case. [Not Dead Yet activist Heather DeMIAN†- worries we are getting rid of people.] [Disability rights activist Steve EIDELMAN†- comments.] [Kate Adamson's husband Steve KLUGMAN†- recalls his wife's case.] [ADAMSON - comments.] [On Saturday, Senator Tom HARKIN - says often no one speaks for the disabled.]

Jennings, Peter;
Kofman, Jeffrey;
Tapper, Jake

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