Next week Maryland's House committee will hear testimony on the latest effort by out-of-state interests to pass physician-assisted suicide in Maryland. Together with the Maryland Against Physician Assisted Suicide coalition, the Maryland Catholic Conference is asking anyone who wants to stand against this bill to show their opposition by wearing all black and attending the hearing in Annapolis on February 15.
"We choose black because it cuts to the heart of what this bill does: it legalizes assisted suicide by being prescribed a lethal fatal cocktail from a doctor or a physician; substantiating the dark and sober reality of taking ones own life," said Therese Hessler, associate director of Respect for Life at the Conference.
The House Health and Government Operations Committee will hear the bill (HB 399) on Friday, February 15 at 1:30 p.m. The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee will hear the bill (SB 311) on Tuesday, February 19 at 1:30 p.m.
If you are interested in attending the hearing in Annapolis on Feb. 15 to show your opposition to physician-assisted suicide, please contact the Conference by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
To stay up to date with the latest news on the effort to keep assisted suicide out of Maryland be sure to follow the coalition!
On twitter @stopPASMaryland
On Facebook @marylandagainstPAS
Or visit the coalition website at: www.stopassistedsuicidemd.org