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Law / Schiavo Case / Dying in Public #786457

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 27, 2005
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(Studio: Bob Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Pinellas Park, Florida: Mike von Fremd) The angry protests outside the hospice where Terri Schiavo is staying featured; scenes shown of demonstrators chanting for water for Terri. [Terri's brother Bobby SCHINDLER - asks the protesters not to get arrested.] [Operation Rescue Randall TERRY - says she is fighting for her life.] [Nurse practitioner Candace COGGINS†- says the point is improving the quality of life {for hospice patients}.] [Mt. Sinai School of Medicine Dr. Diane MEIER†- comments on sickness & dying as organs shut down.] The remaining legal options for Schiavo's parents discussed.

(Studio: Bob Woodruff) Report introduced. Note: local weather bulletin on screen.

(Chicago: Dean Reynolds) The story of the fate of Hugh Finn, a Lousiville television reporter who survived an auto accident in a persistent vegetative state, reviewed; details recalled of the efforts of the governor of Virginia to prevent the removal of Finn's feeding tube. [Wife Michelle FINN - talks about her husband's condition; criticizes the state official & the legal wrangling during her time with her loved one.] [In 1998, Governor James GILMORE†- says his role is to protect....]

Woodruff, Bob;
von Fremd, Mike;
Reynolds, Dean

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