The official policy of the Unitarian Universalist Association, “The Right To Die With Dignity“, adopted in 1988, is fascinating and important reading.
It opens with the following profound statement: “Guided by our belief as Unitarian Universalists that human life has inherent dignity, which may be compromised, when life is extended beyond the will or ability of a person to sustain that dignity; and believing that it is every person’s inviolable right to determine in advance the course of action to be taken in the event that there is no reasonable expectation of recovery from extreme physical or mental disability…”
And concludes that “Unitarian Universalists advocate the right to self-determination in dying, and the release from civil or criminal penalties of those who, under proper safeguards, act to honor the right of terminally ill patients to select the time of their own deaths…”
What a tremendously enlightened statement !!! Also highly recommended: “Choice At The End of Life“, by Elaine McArdle, in UU World, April 25, 2016.