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Government, Medicine and Bioethics

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Two high-profile cases raise questions about the relationship between government and medicine. In Florida, the state legislature passed a bill allowing Gov. Jeb Bush to resume feeding a brain-damaged patient caught in a legal dispute between her husband and her parents. And the U.S. Senate votes to restrict access to a late-term abortion procedure. Hear NPR's Scott Simon and professor Alta Charo of the University of Wisconsin Law School.