Today is Friday, March 31, the 90th day of 2017. There are 275 days left in the year.
In 1976, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that Karen Ann Quinlan, a young woman in a persistent vegetative state, could be disconnected from her respirator.
In 2005, Terri Schiavo, 41, died at a hospice in Florida 13 days after her feeding tube was removed in a long-running right-to-die legal dispute.
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