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WHEREAS, through advances in science and technology we anticipate longer
WHEREAS, persons can be kept alive by heroic means after expectations of
useful mental and physical activity have gone; and
WHEREAS, it has become evident that a large proportion of Unitarian
Universalists favor the right to decide the nature of their care during terminal
WHEREAS, individuals may, while they are enjoying viable lives, sign
documents alluding to their wishes in regard to final care;
BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1978 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist
Association affirms and defends the right of each person to sign a legally
binding Living Will; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That the 1978 General Assembly of the Unitarian
Universalist Association supports legislation throughout the several states in
the United States which would affirm the legality of Living Wills and urges and
calls upon its member societies to work toward the passage of such legislation.
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