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Former Ravens linebacker O.J. Brigance, right, testifies against the right-to-die bill alongside his wife, Chanda. (AP Photo)
Former Ravens linebacker O.J. Brigance, right, testifies against the right-to-die bill alongside his wife, Chanda. (AP Photo)

Civil, disability rights groups clash over ‘death with dignity’ bill

Legislation to permit terminally ill adults access to lethal doses of medication drew praise Tuesday from civil rights groups who spoke of the fundamental right of people facing imminent to end their suffering but scorn from advocates for the disabled who said every life has quality even as bodily functions are failing.

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