Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Assisted Suicide Defeated

Senator Obie Patterson (in blue)
By Pamela Wood, Baltimore Sun

A measure that would have legalized medically assisted suicide in Maryland was defeated Wednesday on a dramatic tie vote in the
state Senate.

Sen. Obie Patterson, a Prince George’s County Democrat, was in his seat but did not cast a vote, ultimately spelling the bill’s demise.

“I did not cast a vote simply because I could not bring myself to move right or left on the bill and therefore I didn’t vote at all,” Patterson told reporters later.


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