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Law: Disabled Woman Case #964250

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Washington: Joe Johns) The legal story of Abbie Dorn††, a disabled woman whose family is fighting for her rights to see her kids, presented; scenes shown of Abbie, who delivered triplets & was brain damaged soon after. [Mother Susan COHEN†- explains her blinking answers.] [Triplets' father's attorney Vicki GREENE†- outlines her client's goal about deciding about letting the children see their mother.] [Abbie's parents attorney Lisa Helfand MEYER†- outlines the family's wishes.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin & Sanjay Gupta about the legal & medical issues. [GUPTA - outlines the medical condition of someone in a persistent vegetative state.] [TOOBIN - outlines the factual issue of whether she has any cognitive function & the legal request on the mother's behalf.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Johns, Joe

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