A bill that will give terminally ill people the right to end their lives with a prescription drug needs more study according to lawmakers. The right to die is currently a hot topic especially after Brittany Maynard; a woman with brain cancer took her own life. This has started a movement of supporters with believe “Death With Dignity” is their right. Reports are surfacing that Maryland supporters are pushing for a legislation to make the right to die legal in Maryland.
According to WJZ, Del. Shane Pendergrass who proposed the legislation in the House said, “She was not surprised at the public reaction-which included hours of emotional testimony- but said she had known whether the bill would make it through the session.”
So far there are 5 states that allows death through assisted suicide; Oregon, Washington, Montana, New Mexico and Vermont.