Marylanders for End-of-Life Options
At MDELO, we believe that all individuals at the end of life have a fundamental right to end their suffering when they are ready, in a setting they choose, and surrounded by family and loved ones. Our goal — our mission — is for there to be an option and a choice.
We support the passage of Maryland’s End-of-Life Option Act.
Modeled after similar laws in Oregon, seven other states, and the District of Columbia, Maryland’s End-of-Life Option Act (Richard E. Israel and Roger “Pip” Moyer Act) will, when enacted, allow for medical aid in dying (MAID). Under this process, mentally competent adults with a terminal illness and a prognosis of six months or less to live will have access to medication they must self-administer to end their suffering at the time of their choosing.
It is very disappointing that the End-of-Life Option Act did not pass in 2019. We are tremendously grateful to the bill sponsors and supporters for all that they did and are optimistically looking forward to a success in 2020!