2020 Maryland Legislative Session Began Today
The 2020 legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly began today and we again expect that legislation will be filed that seeks to legalize physician-assisted suicide (PAS). This year would mark the 5th time that such legislation would be filled in Maryland, but thanks to your efforts each year, proponents of PAS have failed every time.
Regardless of what the bill looks like when it’s filed, what we’ve been saying all along still stands: there is no way to fix this bill. There are no safeguards that can truly protect against the coercion and abuse of vulnerable populations. There is no legislative solution to the fact that doctors cannot accurately predict a terminal diagnosis. There is no way to cover up in legislation that patients in states where this is legal are requesting the lethal drugs because they feel like they are a burden on their family, not because they are in pain. We could go on and on.
As before, one of the most important aspects of our efforts to defeat this legislation will be to ensure that as many members of our Coalition as possible reach out to their legislators once the bill is filed to share their opposition!
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Thank you for your continued dedication.
– Maryland Against Physician Assisted Suicide