A chief sponsor of legislation that would allow terminally ill Marylanders to end their lives has withdrawn the bill amid stiff opposition, signaling that the effort has again failed in the General Assembly.
Sen. Ronald Young, a Frederick County Democrat, withdrew the bill Thursday after realizing it didn't have enough support to clear the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee.
"I'm very disappointed," Young said. "People are imposing their values on other people."
Under the bill, patients could be prescribed drugs that would cause their death. First, they would have to consult with a doctor multiple times — once in private — to discuss their...