Second, we want to encourage people to have conversations about what they want at the end of their lives, and to have those conversations early and in depth. This comes from the belief that trying to define what one wants when death is imminent can become a desperate and too-often failed effort. It can deprive us and our loved ones of the kind of peace and comfort that ought to be available in our final days.
Death will come to each of us. It is one of the most significant personal moments we will experience, and we believe that autonomy at that time should be granted to all who are competent to make their own medical decisions.
As Diane says, if you believe that God alone should decide when and how you will die, we support you 100%. If you wish to make use of every tool medical science can offer to prolong your life as long as possible, we support you 100%. And if you wish to have medical aid in dying in order to have some control over how a terminal diagnosis will play out, we support you 100% as well.