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Patient protections are major concern at emotional hearing on medical aid-in-dying bill

February 12, 2024

Lynn Cave waited hours to provide public testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Proceedings Committee Thursday afternoon. “I have eye cancer that has spread to my liver. It will likely claim my life in just two years. I don’t want my disease to choose when I die. I want to make that decision myself,” she told the lawmakers on the panel. Cave, of Silver Spring, said she supports SB 443, which would allow a qualifying terminally ill patient to prompt their own death through the help of a physician, often referred to as “medical aid-in-dying.”

 

Article Source: Maryland Matters

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