“Adopted by the General Assembly of the World Medical Association at Geneva in 1948 and amended by the 22nd World Medical Assembly at Sydney in 1968, the Declaration Of Geneva was one of the first and most important actions of the Association. It is a declaration of physicians’ dedication to the humanitarian goals of medicine, a declaration that was especially important in view of the medical crimes which had just been committed in Nazi Germany. The Declaration of Geneva was intended to update the Oath of Hippocrates, which was no longer suited to modern conditions. …

I will maintain the utmost respect for human life from the time of conception; …”

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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%

3 responses »

  1. Doug Yowell says:

    Very abstract, unlike the Hippocratic Oath. What exactly does the utmost respect for human life entail?

    • adventlife says:

      Did you read the entire Geneva Oath document? It replaced the Hippocratic Oath. The significant detail is the following:

      “I will maintain the utmost respect for human life from the time of conception;”

      This excludes abortion. This Oath was replaced by the Loma Linda University Physician’s Oath that replaced this protection with

      “I will respect the rights and decision of my patients”

      In other words: If the patient wants an abortion, the patient’s wish rules.

      LLU Physicians Oath

      Here is what the LLU Physicians’ Oath says:

      “I will respect the rights and decision of my patients”


      What happens when the patient demands her legal right to an abortion? The answer is what took place at our Adventist hospital in Hawaii back in 1970. The church gave in to the demands of the patient, and our church began offering abortions on demand—contrary to God’s Law and contrary to our own “Guidelines on Abortion.” The fear of God was replaced with the fear of men.

      More: http://adventlife.wordpress.com/2013/01/20/has-loma-linda-university-altered-the-hippocratic-oath-by-nic-samojluk/

    • Nothing specific, so that the statement means virtually nothing, which is why it was composed that way.

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