Talk to us: What would you tell lawmakers about medically assisted suicide?

Maryland’s somber debate over legalizing medically assisted suicide has elicited tears, words of faith, and painful memories. Some have argued that the measure would give patients control and allow them to die without suffering. Others contend that life never should be ended prematurely and that patients would be better served by palliative care.

With a bill passed in the House of Delegates and pending in the state Senate, what would you want lawmakers and fellow Marylanders to know about the issue or your own experience with it? Your response may be used to inform our journalism and appear alongside other readers’ comments.

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