CNN Evening News for Saturday, Mar 26, 2005
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(Studio: Carol Lin) The purpose of a hospice, where Terri Schiavo is spending her remaining days after the removal of her feeding tube, explained. Live interview held with end-of-life care specialist Dr. Perry Fine about the death process. [In Salt Lake City, FINE – explains what will happen to Schiavo’s body; describes what can be done to provide comfort to the patient; cites statistics on hospice care.]
(Newton, New Jersey: Beth Nissen) The story of Karen Quinlan that initiated the first fierce debate about the right to die after she went into a persistent vegetative state in 1975 recalled; details given about the New Jersey court's 1976 ruling that allowed her parents to take her off the respirator. [Mother Julia QUINLAN- recounts what the doctors told her about her daughter; describes Karen's physical condition & her initial hopeful reaction; remembers the publicity about her daughter's case; notes she watched her daughter die for 10 years; wishes Terri Schiavo's family could reach an agreement.]
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