The Arc Maryland Secures Defeat of Physician-Assisted Suicide Legislation

As a result of the advocacy of The Arc Maryland, SB 354, the “End-of-Life Option Act,” which would legalize physician-assisted suicide, was withdrawn from consideration by its lead sponsor. Additionally, the Washington Post reported that HB 370, the companion bill in the House of Delegates, will not move forward this year. This marks the third consecutive year in which the bill failed to make it out of committee.