Medically Assisted Suicide Bill Advances in MD, But With Changes that Frustrate Advocates

The Baltimore Sun
By: Pamela Wood

A bill to allow certain terminally ill Marylanders to obtain medication to end their lives is advancing in the state Senate, but it has been changed so much that the leading advocacy group says it cannot support the bill in its current form.

Kim Callinan, CEO of Compassion & Choices, said the bill now includes so many hurdles for patients that few people will be able to avail themselves of the choice to take medication and end their lives.

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