Dr. Janet Conway Discusses End-of-Life Options on WYPR
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 opposed to PAS, discussed with On the Record host Sheilah Kast the available options to address pain and suffering, as well as the fear that people are a burden on their families. Further, Dr. Conway expressed her own fears that PAS will have an adverse effect on the doctor-patient relationship.
“How can a patient go to a doctor and feel that the physician has their best interests at heart when that doctor can also have the capacity to kill them? I think that that patient can no longer trust a doctor who has conflicted motives… It is the primary job of the physician to deliver health care and promoting death is not health care.”
You can listen to the full interview here, where Dr. Conway outlines why she opposes this dangerous proposal before the Maryland legislature.
On Friday, February 28th, at 12:00 pm, the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee will be holding a legislative hearing on the proposed PAS legislation – SB 701. This will be the first hearing on this dangerous proposal this session and we need your help!
We are asking that our coalition members turn out in full force to show our strong opposition to this legislation! To demonstrate how large the opposition is to this bill, we are asking everyone who is attending to wear green. We will be handing out stickers to everyone in attendance that further illustrates our opposition. If you are interested in testifying, please email us at campaign@stopassistedsuicideMD.org.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out.
Thank you for your continued hard work.
– Maryland Against Physician Assisted Suicide