Maryland's Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee will be voting EARLY THIS AFTERNOON, March 22, on the bill to legalized physician-assisted suicide. Yesterday, it debated dozens of amendments and adopted many that attempt to protect Marylanders from the harmful provisions of this bill.
But no amendments can make this bad bill better!
Even this morning, several senators are undecided.
We need you to take action NOW and tell them to reject this bill, even with amendments! The Committee is expected to meet again TODAY and vote on this bill, possibly sending it forward to the full Senate.
THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW!
Please click the button below to send a message to all members of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee and tell them there is no way to fix this bill.
Speak up! Tell Maryland's Senators to reject assisted suicide and SB 311!
Maryland's Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee will vote TOMORROW, March 21, 2019 on the bill that would legalize assisted suicide. Several senators are undecided. We need you to take action TODAY!
If this bill advances, assisted suicide could become a reality in Maryland. That is why we urgently need your help to stop it!
Out-of-state interests have targeted Maryland for advancing their dangerous agenda of legalizing physician-assisted suicide with no regard for Marylanders who are terminally ill, elderly, living with a disability or a mental illness.
Proponents of this dangerous bill have said publicly that any amendments to their bill that seek to protect the people of Maryland would be "excessive" and they want no changes — not even protections for those with mental illness!
Their agenda is clear: they want physician-assisted suicide legalized no matter who in Maryland it may harm.
Please click the button below to send a message to key members of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee and ask them to vote against this bill.
SPEAK UP! TELL MARYLAND SENATORS TO REJECT PAS AND OPPOSE SB 311/HB 399.
Just days after the Maryland House of Delegates narrowly voted 74 to 66 to advance legislation legalizing physician-assisted suicide, the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee is expected to meet as early as Thursday, March 14, to consider advancing its version of the bill, SB 311, to the Senate floor for a vote.
If passed, the bill would allow terminally ill patients to be prescribed a lethal dose of a controlled dangerous substance, which they would then pick-up at their local pharmacy and ingest without medical supervision to end their life. This bill, in addition to having no regard for the worth and dignity of every human life, establishes suicide as a societal norm, places large quantities of Schedule II prescription drugs into our communities with no measures in place for take-back or disposal, and leaves those suffering from mental illness, persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities, and our elderly at risk of coercion and undue influence by family members or caregivers.
Both chambers must agree on and pass the same version of the bill in order for it to be sent the Governor for a signature or veto, so there is still time to stop this dangerous bill from passing in Maryland!
Join the growing number of people speaking out against this bill by reaching out to your Senator and asking them to stand with those who oppose the so-called "End of Life Option Act."
SPEAK UP! TELL MARYLAND SENATORS TO REJECT PAS AND OPPOSE SB 311.