Highlights from the hearing of Maine State Legislature's Committee on Health and Human Services LD 1313, the Maine Death with Dignity Act.
This is our executive director Peg Sandeen’s testimony to the Maine Committee on Health and Human Services in support of LD 1313, Maine Death with Dignity Act. * Video Recording of the Testimony * short…
On April 8 at the Maine State House in Augusta, state lawmakers held a press conference stating their support for LD 1313, the Maine Death with Dignity Act, which will receive a public hearing in the Committee on Health and Human Services April 10.
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