Editor’s note. This post appeared Maryland Against Assisted Suicide. · Requiring a professional mental health evaluation would “unnecessarily slow down” patient’s access to physician assisted suicide. · Terminal patients are in pain so this bill must be passed. · [Including] too many regulatory requirements [in this bill] would make it impossible for a dying person …Continue reading "Physician Assisted Suicide Proponents Will Say Anything to Pass HB 404"
Editor’s note. NRL News Today has written about Maryland’s proposed assisted suicide bill here and here. The following comes from the disability rights organization Not Dead Yet. On Tuesday, March 10, the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee conducted a hearing on Senate Bill 676, which would legalize assisted suicide in the state of Maryland if passed. …Continue reading "Maryland Disability Rights Advocates Make Strong Showing In Hearing on Assisted Suicide Bill"
By Dave Andrusko Pro-lifers, like me, frequently lament that the face of the debate over assisted suicide ought not to be Brittany Maynard, who chose assisted suicide, but the courageous Lauren Hill. Hill, a freshman at Mt. Saint Joseph College, is battling an incurable brain disease but, in the process, has raised spirits and over …Continue reading "Former Baltimore Ravens’ football player testifies against bill to legalize assisted suicide in Maryland"
By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics On an election night with many surprises, one race is particularly welcome to those who oppose doctor-prescribed suicide. In a Maryland gubernatorial election upset, Republican Larry Hogan, who opposes its legalization, defeated Democrat Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, who had publicly stated a willingness to …Continue reading "Surprise Outcome in Maryland Governor’s Race Comes as Welcome News to Those Who Oppose Dangerous Doctor-Prescribed Suicide Laws"
By Tom Blumer One would think, based on comparing dispatches from Reuters and the Associated Press, that President Barack Obama must have spoken at two different events in Upper Marlboro, Maryland today. The two dispatches are so radically different in tone and content that they it doesn’t seem possible that they both could be …Continue reading "Reuters: People Left Obama’s Md. Speech Early; But at AP, It Was a ‘Rowdy Rally’ (See Update)"
A big win in court and the deception of NARAL and PPFA revealed By Dave Andrusko NRL News Today has covered the systematic attack on pregnancy care centers/CPCs going back decades, and, particularly, of late NARAL’s all-out offensive. Let’s catch up with the good news, of which there is plenty this last week. Montgomery …Continue reading "Wonderful news on Crisis Pregnancy Centers"
County opts not to appeal after federal judge finds ‘lack of any evidence’ for government’s claims Editor’s note. This update comes from Alliance Defending Freedom. GREENBELT, Md. — A Maryland county has decided not to appeal a March federal court ruling that struck down the entirety of a law that forced pro-life pregnancy care …Continue reading "Total victory against Md. County’s ‘forced speech’ law for pregnancy centers"
By Dave Andrusko As our last post of the day on Monday, NRL News Today briefly talked about a very important decision rendered by U.S. District Judge Deborah Chasenow. We had just learned that last Friday Judge Chasenow struck down a blatant abridgement of free speech rights, an ordinance adopted by the Montgomery County …Continue reading "A federal judge magnificently debunks NARAL’s justification for attacking women-helping centers"
By Dave Andrusko Alas, I just learned that last Friday U.S. District Judge Deborah Chasenow struck down a blatant abridgement of free speech rights, a case NRL News Today has discussed numerous times in the past. I will read Judge Chasenow’s 54-page opinion tonight and comment more in depth on Tuesday. In a nutshell …Continue reading "Federal Judge issues permanent injunction against ordinance targeting free speech rights of pro-life pregnancy resource center"
By Cortney O’Brien Maryland is an overwhelmingly pro-choice state. With a pro-choice governor and a mostly pro-choice legislature, citizens have managed to keep abortion-regulating legislation outside its borders. Yet, one organization is worried that’s not enough. NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland’s executive director, Jodi Finkelstein, and education and outreach coordinator Amber Banks, called into the Washington …Continue reading "Worthy Cause?: NARAL Fighting Pro-Abortion “Apathy” in Maryland"
By Dave Andrusko When last we wrote about four abortion clinics and three abortionists in Maryland, the licenses of the Associates in OB/GYN Care-run clinics in Baltimore, Cheverly, Frederick, and Silver Spring had been suspended by the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. They remain so. The licenses of abortionists Iris Dominy, Michael Basco, …Continue reading "License of second Maryland abortionist reinstated"
By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics This week the Aetna insurance company announced that it will not offer a health insurance policy in Maryland’s state Obamacare “exchange” because state regulators have placed such severe limits on what Marylanders will be allowed to spend for health insurance that the company cannot provide …Continue reading "Maryland Limit on What People are Allowed to Spend on Their Health Care Drive Major Insurer Out of State Health Exchange"