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Schiavo Death / Legal Issues #785355

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 31, 2005
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) The death of Terri Schiavo 13 days after the removal of her feeding tube reported.

(Pinellas Park, Florida: Mark Strassmann) The continuing arguments splitting Schiavo’s family featured; details recalled of her parents’ long legal battle to keep her alive. [Michael Schiavo’s attorney George FELOS†- says she died with her husband present.] [Brother Bobby SCHINDLER†, Sister Suzanne VITADAMO††- read statements.] [President BUSH – comments on building a culture of life.] [From ABC’s “Nightline” on March 15, Michael SCHIAVO – says she’ll always be a part of my life.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) The response from Bush, the White House & Representative Tom DeLay to Schiavo’s death noted.

(Studio: Mika Brzezinski) The legal impact of the Schiavo case examined; map shown of states with pending end-of-life legislation; details given about specific proposals. [CBS News legal analyst Andrew COHEN†- comments on the precedent set by the intervention of Congress & the president.] The possibility that conservatives will focus on the Schiavo case as a right-to-life issue discussed.

Schieffer, Bob;
Strassmann, Mark;
Brzezinski, Mika

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