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Laws and Legislation
Going gentle into that good night in Md.
Going gentle into that good night in Md.

Despite widespread support in the General Assembly, the "Death with Dignity" bill, which would permit a doctor to prescribe life-ending drugs to certain terminally ill patients, was not voted upon in its recent legislative session. Instead, it was remanded to "summer study." There are some who believe that summer study is where bills go to die. In the case of "Death with Dignity," however, I believe that respectful consideration of the suggestions of thoughtful but uncommitted legislators will produce even more robust support for the bill. I support Death with Dignity and so testified before committees in the House and the Senate. The bill reflects sound and...