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Right to Live

Clip: Season 8 | 7m 37s

Terminally ill patients exercise their "right to die" when they want their suffering to end, but what about those who want to live? A British court ruled that a doctor can decide when to terminate a patient's life. Leslie Burke suffers from cerebral ataxia and will eventually lose his ability to speak and swallow, yet he is concerned that doctors will choose to end his life against his wishes.

Aired: 08/25/05

Rating: NR

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