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Echoes of Earlier Right-to-Die Battle in Schiavo Case

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Echoes of Earlier Right-to-Die Battle in Schiavo Case

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Echoes of Earlier Right-to-Die Battle in Schiavo Case

Echoes of Earlier Right-to-Die Battle in Schiavo Case

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NPR's Alex Chadwick speaks with former Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Edward "Chip" Robertson, who wrote the court's 1988 opinion in the case of Nancy Cruzan. Cruzan was left severely brain damaged after a car accident, and the battle over keeping her alive has many similarities to the case of Terri Schiavo, the brain-damaged woman at the center of a heated debate on right-to-die issues.

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