Film and Forum — Medical Aid in Dying

Sunday, February 27th at 4:00 PM, UUS:E hosts filmmaker Maribeth Abrams for a sneak preview into her documentary on Medical Aid in Dying–an option for terminally-ill people of sound mind who wish to end their lives peacefully, on their own terms. This moving and emotional preview features Kim Hoffman, a terminally-ill CT resident who fought vehemently for this option all the way to her deathbed. Ten states in the US and Washington, DC (including neighboring Maine, Vermont and New Jersey) allow their residents the option of Medical Aid in Dying, but CT has rejected every bill related to the subject for the past ten years, despite the fact that 75% of CT residents say they want the choice.

Ms. Abrams will be joined by Compassion & Choices Senior Campaign Director Tim Appleton. Mr. Appleton will discuss the status of the Medical Aid in Dying bill currently under consideration at the CT General Assembly’s Public Health Committee.  We look forward to a lively and thoughtful discussion and welcome your input.

This event is co-sponsored by the UUS:E’s Pastoral Friends and Adult Religious Education Committees.  Watch our regular eblasts for Zoom login information. Questions? Contact Rev. Josh Pawelek at [email protected] or (860) 652-8961.