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Europe

Right to Live

This story originally aired on Religion & Ethics Newsweekly on Aug. 26, 2005. A British court ruled that a doctor can decide when to terminate a patient’s life. Correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on Leslie Burke who suffers from cerebral ataxia and will eventually lose his ability to speak and swallow. He is concerned that doctors will choose to end his life against his wishes.

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