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California / Religious Malpractice #90587

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 29, 1984
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(Studio) Implications of California court of appeals ruling that minister who counseled suicide victim may be sued for malpractice noted.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Los Angeles, California) Background to suit against Grace Community Church stemming from Ken. Nally's suicide following counseling by Reverend John MacArthur reviewed; photos shown. Church's philosophy promoting suicide for some people noted. [Walter NALLY - feels he owes son the case.] [Church attorney David COOKSEY - considers implications of suit for all ministers.] [University of California at Los Angeles law professor Gary SCHWARTZ - fears religious freedom of clergy may be limited.] [NALLY - feels son had a right to proper care and reasonable chance to live.]
REPORTER: Ken Kashiwahara

Kashiwahara, Ken;
Koppel, Ted

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