Life and Death, Law and Politics

Congress has passed a ban on what opponents call "partial-birth abortion." In a separate case, the Florida legislature has passed a bill ordering a patient's feeding tube to be reinserted. We'll discuss the intersection of legislation and the courts.

Guests:

Julie Rovner
*NPR health correspondent

Richard Knox
*NPR health and science correspondent

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*Tallahassee bureau chief for the Palm Beach Post
*His latest novel is Black Sunshine (Putnam, 2002)

Jeffrey Rosen
*Associate professor at George Washington Law School
*Legal affairs editor at The New Republic

Sylvia Law
*Professor of constitutional law at New York University
*Has represented people seeking the right to choose at the beginning and at the end of life (specializing in health care, human rights)

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