Euthanasia

Mennonites have not made formal statements about euthanasia or assisted suicide. Because of the Mennonite emphasis on the sanctity of human life, it can be presumed MennonitesĀ oppose assisted death in any form.

However, Mennonites do acknowledge the complexity of end-of-life issues as health technology continues to advance. In 1995 the Conference of Mennonites in Canada (now part of Mennonite Church Canada), prepared a helpful study guide, Life worth Living, based on a brief prepared for a government study on these issues in 1994.