Special Report: Damn the Doctors--and Washington

Oregon State Senator Ken Jernstedt insists that the contest involves a treasured principle: "We want to maintain our freedom of choice." Florida State Representative Robert McKnight sums up the issue bluntly: "Stay the hell out of my business." With victory, argues California State Senator William Campbell, "our society will be a little bit freer."

These legislators are in the front ranks of a coast-to-coast uprising that has welded together an unusual alliance of right-wing civil libertarians and left-wing civil rightists, nut-nibbling food faddists and humanitarians groping for a way to relieve suffering. The crusade is the dark side of the mounting anti-Washington...

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