Pro-Footballer with ALS Opposes Assisted Suicide Bill

The Maryland Catholic Conference has shared this moving testimony opposing assisted suicide legislation by former Baltimore Raven linebacker O.J. Brigance, who for the last eight years has lived with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Brigance told a committee of the Maryland Legislature that his life since ALS has been an opportunity to do more good. “Because I decided to live life the best I could, there has been a ripple effect of goodness in the world. Since being diagnosed, I have done a greater good for society in eight years than in my previous 37 years on earth.” Here is a video of Brigance’s testimony. In Missouri, we are fortunate that assisted suicide legislation is not moving in the general assembly. Pray for success in other states in defeating such legislation.

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