Category Archives: Maryland

Disability Advocate Sheryl Grossman Gives Moving Testimony Against Maryland Assisted Suicide Bill

Statement to the House Health ad Government Operations and Judiciary Committees Re: House Bill 370—“End of Life Options Act” Thursday, February 16, 2017 OPPOSE Madam Chair, Delegates, and fellow citizens, I am here today to oppose House Bill 370, the “End of Life Options Act”. My name is Sheryl Grossman. I have a very rare, … Continue reading Disability Advocate Sheryl Grossman Gives Moving Testimony Against Maryland Assisted Suicide Bill

Assisted suicide bills that have failed in 2016

The Patients Rights Action Fund (PRAF) just sent out a very helpful summary of the failures of assisted suicide bills in 2016 so far.  Quoting from the PRAF press release: Overview of where assisted suicide bill have been rejected so far in 2016: Maryland – This week assisted suicide proponents withdrew legislation noting to the … Continue reading Assisted suicide bills that have failed in 2016

Maryland Disability Rights Advocates Make Strong Showing In Hearing on Assisted Suicide Bill

On Tuesday, March 10, the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee conducted a hearing on Senate Bill 676, which would legalize assisted suicide in the state of Maryland if passed. Crosby King testified on behalf on Not Dead Yet.  Below is an excerpt of his written testimony. The full text is available here. We already see … Continue reading Maryland Disability Rights Advocates Make Strong Showing In Hearing on Assisted Suicide Bill

Maryland: Using a “PVS” Diagnosis to justify Organ Harvesting Without Consent

Today ( Feb. 21, 2012) in the Maryland legislature, the House Health and Government Operations Committee held a hearing on HB 449, a bill to grant health care surrogates the power to donate “non-vital” organs (a kidney or lobe of a liver) of a person diagnosed to be in a persistent vegetative state (PVS). I … Continue reading Maryland: Using a “PVS” Diagnosis to justify Organ Harvesting Without Consent