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Dr. Janet Conway Discusses End-of-Life Options on WYPR

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With only one week until the Maryland legislature holds its first hearing on physician-assisted suicide (PAS) this year, Dr. Janet Conway, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who serves as the Head of Bone and Joint Infection at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, joined WYPR’s On the Record radio show to discuss end-of-life options. Dr. Conway, who stands...

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Maryland to Hear Testimony on PAS Bill

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On Friday, February 28th, at 12:00 pm, the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee will be holding a legislative hearing on the proposed physician-assisted suicide (PAS) legislation – SB 701. This will be the first hearing on this dangerous proposal this session and we need your help! We are looking for volunteers to testify at the hearing,...

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WAMU Tackles Physician-Assisted Suicide

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On Wednesday, WAMU Radio aired a segment tackling physician-assisted suicide (PAS). This comes on the heels of proponents in Maryland again filing legislation that would legalize PAS. The bill (HB 643 / SB 701) is the exact same deeply flawed legislation that our state lawmakers have rejected over and over again. Katie Collins-Ihrke, Executive Director...

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Our fight to keep assisted suicide out of Maryland continues in 2020!

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Despite being defeated in their efforts every year, proponents of physician-assisted suicide have again introduced their dangerous bill in 2020. We need your help to ensure that this bill is defeated yet again. The bill (HB 643 / SB 701) is the exact same deeply flawed legislation that our state lawmakers have rejected over and...

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Physician-Assisted Suicide Bill for 2020 Coming Soon

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Last year, Maryland lawmakers went on the record and rejected the dangerous practice of physician-assisted suicide (PAS), yet out-of-state interests continue trying to push our state to legalize the practice. As we anticipate the imminent release of this dangerous proposal –which are often referred to as “Death with dignity” or “aid in dying” – we...

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2020 Maryland Legislative Session Began Today

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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...

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2019 in Review – Thank you for all of your help!

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As 2019 draws to a close, we want to thank all of our coalition members who dedicated their time and talents to defeat physician-assisted suicide (PAS) in Maryland. Year after year in Maryland, we have consistently seen a bill proposed that fails to address any of the concerns raised in legislative hearings and in various...

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Action Alert – AMA Set to Vote on PAS Again

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The American Medical Association (AMA) is set to vote on physician-assisted suicide at its annual meeting this coming June 8th – 12th in Chicago. The AMA has long upheld its opposition to PAS, but at last year’s annual meeting, Delegates voted to reject the AMA’s Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (CEJA) thoughtful recommendation to...

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Breaking News: Senate Votes to Defeat PAS!

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We have some great news to share with you: The Senate voted to defeat the physician-assisted suicide bill, which effectively stops the bill for this year! The final vote was 23-23, meaning it could not advance. This would not have been possible if it weren’t for all of the help and support that you contributed...

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Take Action Now to Prevent PAS in Maryland

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Thanks to your vocal opposition, the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee has been delayed in voting on the proposed physician-assisted suicide legislation – Senate Bill 311. However, our fight is not over. The Committee is now planning to vote TOMORROW on the bill and we need your help again. In advance of this vote, we need...

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  • “It is the primary job of the physician to deliver health care and promoting death is not health care.” Dr. Janet… https://t.co/8Oz77tvIjH

  • The first hearing on the PAS bill is Friday, February 28th, at 12:00 pm and we need as many people as possible to a… https://t.co/DNB4ivphf2

  • “Some people’s lives will be ended without their consent through mistakes and abuse.” Katie Collins-Ihrke, Executiv… https://t.co/MLtMxoNMOJ

  • Despite being defeated every year, proponents of physician-assisted suicide have again introduced their dangerous b… https://t.co/mFw5ybbRq2

  • Physician-assisted suicide legislation (HB 643) has officially been filed and it is the same dangerous, misguided p… https://t.co/q1Ot0cX1GM