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Remembering Where We Stand: Proponents Show Their Callousness

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As we enter the fall and the “Death with Dignity Workgroup” in the Maryland General Assembly holds additional hearings, the fight over physician assisted suicide continues in Maryland.  We feel that it would be helpful to remind people what this debate looked like at the last formal convening of the General Assembly in the spring....

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Lawmakers shouldn’t rush to legalize assisted suicide

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The filing of a physician assisted suicide bill in the Maryland General Assembly continues to draw out strong opposition from across Maryland. In a recent letter to the editor in the Baltimore Sun, Dr. Louis C. Breschi, a physician with more than 40 years experience in medical ethics, argues that the physician assisted suicide legislation...

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‘Death with dignity’ bill is fatally flawed

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February 20, 2015 Baltimore Sun Letter to the Editor  As a born Marylander and disability advocate, I was disappointed to read the article on the proposed physician-assisted suicide legislation in Maryland (“Dying former official a focus of Maryland assisted suicide bill,” Feb. 14). I was particularly troubled by the article’s failure to acknowledge concerns from...

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Physician assisted suicide bill filed in maryland

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Bills to legalize physician assisted suicide have been filed in the Maryland General Assembly – a version in the House and one in the Senate.  As part of a national effort to legalize physician assisted suicide, the group Compassion and Choices (formerly the Hemlock Society) has convinced a group of legislators in the House and...

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