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Discussion over 'death with dignity' emerging in Maryland
Discussion over 'death with dignity' emerging in Maryland

Dr. Lawrence Egbert wishes the dictionary had a better word to describe what happened to more than a dozen Marylanders as he held their hands and watched their lives end. It wasn't suicide, says the doctor who lost his state medical license last month for his role in some of those deaths. For Egbert and other supporters of the right to die "with dignity," the acts merely hastened the inevitable, while skipping past suffering. Many who are sympathetic to the idea are elderly and feel death creeping up on them, or have seen parents battle debilitating diseases for years, with death their only option for relief. "As you get older and you have aches and pains, you start...