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Bill on assisted death advances

Mar 08, 2019 - The Washington Post

PASSES MD. HOUSE IN EMOTIONAL DEBATE

Measure goes to Senate, and an uncertain future

One lawmaker told her colleagues of the excruciating pain she endured during breast cancer treatments. Another talked about a former state senator, alive and well 15 years after he was comatose and given a 1 percent chance of survival. A third spoke tearfully of his mother's unsuccessful attempt to take her own life while battling terminal cancer.

The stories provided an emotional backdrop ...