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Death with dignity bill on tap in Annapolis

March 4th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

Supporters of a bill that would allow Maryland residents the right to death with dignity are rallying in Annapolis. 
Relatives of people who took their own lives in the face of terminal illness will join Maryland lawmakers on Wednesday to urge support of the bill. The bill is called the Richard E. Israel and Roger "Pip" Moyer Death With Dignity Act, and it would allow people given no more than six months to live the option of filling a prescription for drugs to hasten their death.  
The patient can decide whether to fill and use the prescription. Maryland is one of several states to introduce death with dignity legislation. Only five states have made it legal for terminally ill people to hasten their deaths. 

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