I want to share with you a few utterly confusing statement made by Adventist leaders regarding abortion in our Adventist medical facilities.
Are elective abortions almost zero in our Adventist hospitals?
Five years ago I asked Pastor Ted Wilson at a public meeting in the City of Redlands, California regarding elective abortions in our Adventist medical institutions. His answer surprised me a great deal because I was on the verge of publishing my second book on abortion and the statistics I had found as a result of my personal investigation into this topic did not agree with Wilson’s assertion.
Here is what he said almost verbatim: “Elective abortions in our Adventist hospitals are now almost down to zero. Abortions are now handled by clinics.”
If elective abortions are almost zero in our Adventist hospitals, then why do we get a different story from the representatives of our Adventist Health System [AHS]?
Who is right: The president of the General Conference or those speaking on behalf of the Adventist Health system?
I decided to get the truth directly from those in charge of the Adventist Health System that control the activities of a large number of Adventist hospitals. Here is the official response I received from an official spokesperson of AHS:
“When a situation requires the termination of pregnancy be considered, we follow the guidelines set forth by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.”
A morally deceptive Adventist document known as “Guidelines on Abortion”
On the surface, the document known as “Guidelines on Abortion” appears to be pro-life, but a careful examination of its content reveals its deceptive character.
So what do said Adventist Guidelines on Abortion say about justifiable abortions? You can verify this by reading those guidelines. And, by the way, why do we need abortion guidelines if we do not provide abortion services to our hospital and clinic patients?
Said guidelines offer a list of circumstances under which abortion is a morally acceptable alternative: When the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest, when there is evidence of malformation in the unborn, and when the mental health of the pregnant woman is affected.
This means that killing a healthy unborn baby is acceptable if the father of the baby is a criminal. We let the criminal live, but punish the innocent baby instead.
The same reasoning applies in the event the unwanted pregnancy causes the woman to be mentally depressed.
Well, all unwanted pregnancies will affect the mental health of a pregnant woman. Which means that the life of a healthy unborn baby is sacrificed at the whim of a temporarily mentally unstable woman.
And remember this: a pregnancy lasts no longer than nine months, while abortion is final from which there is no hope for recovery.
Additional confirmation of abortion services offered by our Adventist Health System
In case you are still wondering about the accuracy of the information I have provided above, consider the following.
A few years ago, our Adventist Health representatives were competing with the Catholic Holy Cross organization for the privilege of building a new hospital in Germantown, Maryland. Here is the argument used by our Adventist representative in her attempt to secure said right from the governmental authorities:
“Adventist HealthCare is owned by the Seventh Day Adventist Church, which has no religious policies governing health care. Adventist hospitals perform abortions and provide a full range of reproductive care, Parris said.
“We understand that these are decisions made between a woman and her physician, and we do not interfere with that individual decision,” she said. …”
A book dealing with abortion by an Adventist author is now online
If the topic of abortion is of interest to you, I have good news for you. My second book on abortion entitled “Murder in Paradise” is now online and you can read it free of charge. I have decided that saving the unborn from a sure death is more important than the profit from the sale of my book. Here is the link for it:
The coming presidential election and the abortion question
Four months from now, Adventists living in the United States will have a morally interesting option: Choosing between voting for Hillary Clinton, who supports abortion during the nine months of pregnancy and Donald Trump, who has stated his pro-life belief that the right to life of the unborn begins from the moment of conception.
Will you vote for life or for death? Jesus told us that the enemy of God is a murderer from the beginning; while Jesus came that we might have life and have it more abundantly. How can the unborn have this blessing of abundant life if we cut its life short before birth?