Into the Hands of the Lord At Last: Karen Ann Quinlan: 1954-1985

Karen Ann Quinlan: 1954-1985

Karen Ann Quinlan could never know that she was a famous legal case, that her "right to die" was the subject of a book, Karen Ann, and a movie, In the Matter of Karen Ann Quinlan, or that on her 31st birthday this past April, cards of good wishes came from all over the world. Throughout all this, for more than ten years, she lay in a coma, curled into a fetal position, shrunken to little more than 60 lbs., unable to see or speak.

Her father Joseph, a shipping supervisor at a pharmaceutical company, came to visit her every day...

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