ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 25, 2005
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The latest court decision in the Terri Schiavo case quoted.
(Pinellas Park, Florida: Jeffrey Kofman) The remarkable claim from Terri's parents that she uttered the words "I want to live" featured; scenes shown of the ongoing protests outside her Florida hospice. [Father Robert SCHINDLER- comments.] [March 18, parents' attorney David GIBBS- defines Terri's state of functioning.] [In ABC interview last night, SCHINDLER - says we will never stop fighting.] The status of the remaining court considerations of the case updated.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Chicago: Dean Reynolds) The impact of the Schiavo case on wills, legislation, politics & the role of judges examined. [Will seekers Julie & Christopher KEAN, attorney Shelly WEST, Aging with Dignity president Paul MALLEY- talk about living wills.] [Kansas legislator state representative Steve BRUNK- says we should err on the side of life.] [Voice of Representative Tom DeLAY- says "God has brought us Terri"; states "the syndicate"'s agenda is to destroy the conservative movement.] [American Center for Law & Justice Jay SEKULOW- says the courts are disregarding the Congress.] [Indiana University legal assistance program professor Stephen MAPLE- says the courts want the ill patient to make the decision.]