Abortion 4

“Like many others who live and breathe the ethics of modern-day healthcare, I am unsettled by the recent efforts of some within Adventism to modify our “guidelines” on abortion. As I understand the present effort, it is to produce a “statement” on abortion. Neither guidelines nor statements amount to Fundamental Beliefs in our Church. Guidelines, Statements, and Documents[1] amount to a separate, lesser category, of expression of Adventist understanding of life.

My post congregational, professional life for the Church has focused on healthcare ethics for over 20 years. And just so you know, like the guidelines themselves, I am not pro-abortion. As the document expresses, “Abortion is one of the tragic dilemmas of human fallenness” and it is “never an action of little moral consequence.” To be clear, our document does not support abortion: “Abortions for reasons of birth control, gender selection, or convenience are not condoned by the Church.” …”

My View: This is a weak defense of what is indefensible: The killing of innocent unborn children and a violation of the Sixth Commandment of the Decalogue

More: https://spectrummagazine.org/views/2019/clinical-ethicists-perspective-creating-new-abortion-statement

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 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, that claims to keep 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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