Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Maryland assisted suicide bill dies in the Senate.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

The Maryland Senate, defeated the assisted suicide bill today in a tie vote. The Baltimore Sun reported:
Wednesday’s vote in the state Senate was on a rare roll call vote on second reading. Customarily, a second reading vote is a voice vote without a record made of who is voting which way. 
The vote was 23-23, one vote shy of the 24 votes needed in the 47-member Senate to advance the bill to a final vote.
A few days ago, the Baltimore Sun reported that the assisted suicide lobby were opposed to the amendments to the assisted suicide bill.

Even after the amendments, the bill was opposed by disability leaders who recognize how assisted suicide devalues and threatens the lives of people with disabilities.

Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to defeat the Maryland assisted suicide bill.

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