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Karen Ann Quinlan
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    (March 29, 1954-June 11, 1985)
    Comatose after mixed alcohol and tranquilizers (April 15, 1975)
    Although brain dead kept alive on a respirator
    Family won landmark legal case to remove her from life support
    Remained alive for ten years after respirator was disconnected
    She mixed alcohol and tranquilizers.
    She was the poster child for right to die vs. medical ethics.
    Although her family wanted her off life support, the doctors refused.
    New Jersey Supreme Court agreed with the family and she was removed from the respirator (March 31, 1976).
    Books and movie capitalized on the tragedy.
    Her name is mistaken for actress Kathleen Quinlan.
    She is the answer to the joke 'What is New Jersey's favorite vegetable?'
    She had no control over her own fate.
    She made people question 'death with dignity' versus being brain dead and kept alive by machinery.
    Because of her people discussed ethics, morality and 'playing God.'
    She refused to die for nine years after being removed from the respitator only to die of pneumonia.
    Research: Tim Howard
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