We are pleased to inform you that with Sine Die 2023 on the books, HB933/ SB845 Assisted Suicide has been defeated in the Maryland General Assembly. The dangers presented by Assisted Suicide far outweigh any perceived benefits sold by out-of-state, well-funded proponents. The bill did not receive a vote out of committee in either the House or Senate. This marks the sixth time proponents of a culture of death by suicide have been defeated in Maryland.
Maryland Right to Life worked diligently to provide robust opposition to this fatally flawed legislation through lobbying, expert witness testimony and a massive grassroots campaign of emails and phone calls resulting in 19,469 messages of opposition being sent to legislators over the course of session. We wish to thank our allies in this endeavor including strategic opposition partners, respected physicians, the faith community, and member advocates across the state.
Your voice was instrumental in protecting our most vulnerable citizens including the disabled, poor and elderly from this extreme legislation which would have put them at risk of suicide or even involuntary euthanasia.