ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Legalized assisted suicide — it’s a controversial topic with passionate arguments on both sides. Now Maryland could again be at the forefront of the debate.
A candidate for governor now proposes decriminalizing the practice.
Mike Hellgren has an in-depth look at the hot-button issue.
She says it’s about dignity and choice. In a recent Gallup Poll, more than 50 percent of Americans agree with this end-of-life option.
Like most states, Maryland criminalizes assisted suicide. But Delegate Heather Mizeur, a Democrat running for governor, told WJZ, if elected, she would introduce “Death with Dignity” legislation, allowing people to get medicine from their doctor that would end their lives.
“If terminally ill, mentally competent adults choose to end their life, they should be able to seek a life-ending dose of medicine from their physician,” Mizeur said in a policy proposal released late Tuesday.
She doesn’t like the…
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