ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 16, 1983
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(Studio) California judge reported ruling afflicted patient does not have right to starve herself to death.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Riverside, California) Elizabeth Bouvia said seeking to prevent Riverside Hospital from force-feeding her as victim of cerebral palsy. Courtroom scenes shown. [Riverside superior court judge John HEWS - reads decision.] [BOUVIA - will refuse nutrients and medical care.] [HEWS - hopes plaintiff will change mind.]
REPORTER: Stephen Geer
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