Opponents of Maryland PAS Legislation

The following organizations and professionals oppose the legalization of physician-assisted suicide in Maryland as proposed in HB 370 and SB 354 during the 2017 session of the Maryland General Assembly.

The following national organizations have released statements in opposition to physician-assisted suicide: 

  1. American Medical Association
  2. National Council on Disability
  3. The Arc 
  4. American Psychiatric Association (PDF) 
  5. National Spinal Cord Injury Association
  6. Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps (TASH)
  7. American College of Medical Quality
  8. American Medical Directors Association
  9. American Nurses Association
  10. National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization
  11. American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today
  12. Physicians for Compassionate Care Education Foundation
  13. American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today (ADAPT)
  14. National Council on Disability (NCD)^
  15. Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
  16. Association or Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL)*^
  17. National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)*^
  18. National Spinal Cord Injury Association*
  19. TASH*^
  20. The World Association of Persons with Disabilities (WAPD)*^
  21. The World Institute on Disability (WID)*^

* – Listed on the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund’s opposition statement as opposing physician assisted suicide

^- Listed on the “Not Dead Yet” advocacy group’s website as opposing physician assisted suicide

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