Week 14/2015 in the Death with Dignity Movement

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Last week, Maryland legislators decided to not vote on proposed Death with Dignity bills, effectively delaying them until the 2016 session. California enjoyed the success of the proposed End of Life Option Act in the Senate Health Committee and geared up to this week’s Judiciary Committee hearing. Montana rejected a proposed ban on physician-assisted dying. And ten years passed since the Terri Schiavo case brought assisted dying into the national spotlight (read more in TIME Magazine).

These are the highlights of the most important developments in the movement around the United States from March 29 to April 4, 2015, with the corresponding media coverage.

California

The Death with Dignity debate continued apace in California following the bill’s passage in a Senate Committee.

Maryland

The Richard E. Israel and Roger “Pip” Moyer Death With Dignity Act was delayed until next year.

Montana

The ban on physician-assisted dying failed in the Montana Senate.

Elsewhere

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