Celebrating the Maine Death with Dignity Act that went into effect 19.9.2019
“It’s a blessing”
The Reverend Marvin Ellison, PhD, a Presbyterian minister and former Willard S. Bass professor of Christian ethics at the Bangor Theological Seminary in Portland, Maine, said his Christian beliefs inform his support for Maine’s law.
“As a Christian theologian, I can state unequivocally that Maine’s Death with Dignity law is a blessing.”
— Reverend Marvin Ellison, PhD
Photo supplied by Rev Ellison.
“It’s a blessing to those at the end of life who are ready to die, but for a variety of reasons are not able to die,” Marvin shared with us. “It’s a blessing to their family and friends, who pray that their loved one will not be forced, against their will, to experience a meaningless and protracted death but rather will have the means, when and if they so wish, to exit more gracefully.“
“It takes spiritual maturity to discern when death is no longer the enemy to resist, but rather has become the friend to welcome,” he added. “I thank God for the gift of Continue reading