Baltimore, Md., Mar 7, 2016 / 15:03 pm
The latest push to legalize assisted suicide for the terminally ill has failed in Maryland, but opponents are well aware that this isn't the end of the fight.
When it was clear that it didn't have enough support to pass, the sponsor of the End-of-Life Option Act, Sen. Robert Young (D-Frederick), pulled the bill March 3 ahead of the Senate Judiciary Proceedings Committee.
"It is a relief that this very dangerous legislation is not moving forward," Executive Director of Maryland Catholic Conference, Mary Ellen Russell said in a statement provided to CNA.
However, she added, "I think it's important to remain vigilant and to know the proponents of this bill here in Maryland and around the country are very aggressive in pushing regardless of how much opposition there is against the bill."