For the third straight year, the Maryland General Assembly has stopped the advancement of legislation that would legalize physician-assisted suicide in the state. Thanks to those of you who weighed in with your state lawmakers in opposition to the bill. The bill is dead for the year and our state remains free of this dangerous practice. The Maryland Catholic Conference was part of a broad-based coalition that worked to defeat the bill, which included disability rights advocates, mental health professionals, physicians, nurses, and senior citizen advocacy groups. Along with our coalition partners, and with your support, the Church was successful in defeating this dangerous bill that would have put countless citizens at risk. Take pride in knowing that you played an important role in upholding the dignity of all life by defeating this dangerous and predatory bill! Despite our victory again this year, we fear our work is not done. Supporters of physician-assisted suicide have vowed to introduce the bill again in 2018. To stay informed and involved going forward, please visit the Coalition website at www.stopassistedsuicidemd.org.