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Supporters Want Maryland To Enact Death With Dignity Law

By Chris Meacham

On Wednesday, November 19th, Compassion & Choices supporters gathered at the State House in Annapolis, Maryland for a rally to honor the life and work of Brittany Maynard. The date also marked what would have been Brittany’s 30th birthday. The group called on lawmakers to pass legislation authorizing aid in dying for the terminally ill. The event was covered by political reporter, Pat Warren, WJZ/CBS who wrote:

The much-publicized death of Brittany Maynard, a woman with brain cancer who took her own life, has stirred a national movement. Supporters of Death With Dignity rallied in Annapolis Wednesday. Read more…

The event marked a day of action across the country, in which supporters were encouraged to contact their elected officials and demand legislation that would expand access to death with dignity. WJZ/CBS video of the event is available above.