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  • Assisted suicide is not the answer [Letter]

    Assisted suicide is not the answer [Letter]
    Del. Heather R. Mizeur's call for legalized suicide for the terminally ill ("Mizeur backs physician-assisted suicide," April 16) demonstrates incredibly poor judgment. As a senior, I have seen healthy seniors badgered or misled by relatives or...
  • 'Death with dignity' presents thorny issues for patients, families and doctors [Letter]

    'Death with dignity' presents thorny issues for patients, families and doctors [Letter]
    I'm writing in response to the letter "Maryland needs Mizeur's death with dignity law" (April 27) by Alan D. Eason. Mr. Eason makes a very controversial statement when he says that "Maryland law should be changed to allow mentally competent,...
  • Mizeur would legalize physician-assisted suicide

    Mizeur would legalize physician-assisted suicide
    Del. Heather R. Mizeur promised to push for a law allowing physician-assisted suicide in Maryland if elected governor. "If terminally ill, mentally competent adults choose to end their life, they should be able to seek a life-ending dose of medicine...
  • Carroll group concerned with euthanasia at Humane Society

    Carroll group concerned with euthanasia at Humane Society
    Dave Ledford, a self-described “huge animal lover,” has worked at the Carroll County Humane Society for two years. On Monday, he attempted to reassure about 50 community members attending a meeting at the county office building to discuss...
  • Harford County shelter to review policies in light of pet's death

    Harford County shelter to review policies in light of pet's death
    The Harford County Humane Society's board will review its policy on euthanasia Friday after a Bel Air man's cat was mistaken for a stray and put down within hours of arriving at the shelter. The man's lawyer and the shelter are also in settlement talks....
  • Harford Humane Society makes no changes in euthanasia policies

    Harford Humane Society makes no changes in euthanasia policies
    Humane Society of Harford County leaders have not yet made any changes to their policies regarding the handling and euthanasia of animals considered dangerous, but they are continuing to review the situation after staffers at the shelter euthanized a...
  • Better care, not euthanasia, should be the goal of end-of-life treatment

    I was dismayed to read Catherine Weber's letter calling for right-to-die legislation ("Right-to-die legislation needed in Maryland," July 1). I am opposed to physician-assisted suicide not only in Maryland but throughout America. Hospice and...
  • Nonprofit is sought to help run Baltimore County animal shelter

    Nonprofit is sought to help run Baltimore County animal shelter
    At Baltimore County's animal shelter this week, dozens of animals were waiting for someone to adopt them. Among them were Cisco, a year-old pit bull terrier, a bulldog named Ivan and Sugar Pie, a tricolor cat. But judging by shelter statistics,...
  • Trap-neuter-release works to control feral cats

    Trap-neuter-release works to control feral cats
    Op-ed writer George Fenwick's assertion that trap, neuter and release programs (TNR) lead to an increase in the number of uninoculated species is unfounded. He obviously does not understand how TNR works. TNR is a program that allows a cat caretaker...
  • Maryland ponders spay/neuter legislation

    Maryland ponders spay/neuter legislation
    Carolyn Kilborn and Amy Hanigan recently spent a day at the state capital in Annapolis talking with legislators about a new report by the Maryland Spay/Neuter Task Force and the potential for spay/neuter legislation in the state. “Maryland...
  • Marylanders have reason to be wary of Catholic policies at St. Joseph

    As the Dec. 3 editorial "The Salvation of St. Joseph" noted, citizens must be vigilant about health care restrictions at Catholic-run hospitals. Catholic hospitals enforce religious directives that can interfere with patient decision-making in...
  • In the face of competitive opposition, applicant seeks liquor store at former Decker's

    In the face of competitive opposition, applicant seeks liquor store at former Decker's
    A new applicant is seeking a license for the site of the former Decker's Wine and Spirits on Baltimore Pike in Bel Air, and made its case before the Harford County Liquor Control Board and a room full of opposition Wednesday afternoon. The room was...