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“The current debate over physician-assisted suicide concerns who will have the power to control the dying process—physicians or patients. A paternalistic medical profession must not continue to exercise the right to overrule a competent, terminally ill patient’s decision to end his or her life. Criminalizing assisted suicide effectively nullifies the ability of terminally ill people to exercise the option of dying in a dignified manner. It is also an affront to the democratic principles of personal autonomy, justice, and the liberty to make one’s own choices. Advocates of legalized physician-assisted suicide are not demanding the ability to dictate to society how one should die; they are simply seeking an option to make such a choice for themselves. …”

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About adventlife

I am a second generation Adventist who joined the church by baptism almost seven decades ago when the Adventist Church was still pro-life. I have a Ph. D. Degree in religion, and my dissertation was entitled "From Pro-life to Pro-choice: The Dramatic Shift in Seventh-day Adventists' Attitudes Toward Abortion." I recently published a book with said title which is available at http://lulu.com. You need to type my name in the Search blank space to access it. I believe that the Adventist Church should get out of the abortion business, especially out of the elective type of abortions. The church did compromise on this moral issue back in 1970 and many of its hospitals were allowed to profit from the killing of innocent unborn babies with impunity. The church needs to repent of this great moral sin and publicly admit that it was wrong for the "Remnant," Church which keeps God's Commandments, to profit from what the Bible and our Adventist pioneers labeled as murder. The Lord is merciful and forgiving, but public sins must be publicly repented of in order to secure God's forgiveness. P.S.: I recently published my second book dealing with abortion and the Adventist Church. The title is: “Murder in Paradise: A Serious Warning to the United States & the Adventist Church” http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?type=Print+Products&keyWords=Samojluk+murder+in+paradise&x=5&y=10&sitesearch=lulu.com&q= Paperback: List Price: $22.49 $9.00 You Save: 60%

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  1. Doug Yowell says:

    Why is this being posted 10 years after the article? James Walters is the same person who supports abortion on demand in the name of “freedom”. And he’s the same James Walters who was an ordination of women activist. In a seminar at LLU Church many years ago he opened by praying to “mother god”. I assume he also is a big advocate of same sex marriage? Is he still getting paid to teach “ethics” as a representative of the Seventh-day Adventist church? I have noticed that all of these 4 radically different views of life come from the reinterpretation of the church’s church/state teachings. The ethics department at LLU, eithout correction from the world wide church, has become a mouthpiece of a freedom to kill ourselves
    death culture.

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