Choices in Dying

Overall, Unitarians express a clear desire to have choice in the manner of their dying.

The principles of the Unitarian religion strongly support the right of individuals to make choices for themselves and of the need for the larger community to respect those choices. Our principles also lift up the inherent worth and dignity of human beings, which we consistently interpret as a call to improve and preserve the quality of life. A large majority of Unitarians hold that these principles guide us to a position of supporting the widespread calls in Canada for the legalization of assisted suicide or euthanasia.
June 1, 1994 Conclusion from the South Fraser Unitarian Congregation: Death and Dying: A Study Guide for Unitarians, (CUC, 1992)

 

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