Posted by: adventlife | September 30, 2013

A Request for Hard Facts Related to Abortion in Adventist Institutions, by Nic Samojluk

Adventist HealthI want to share with you an email I received from a concerned friend followed by my response to her query.

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Nic

Do you have hard facts about SDA hospitals performing abortions? I would love to see them. By the way, if you want to be heard, you may have to post your interactions and efforts on social media sites because the choir apparently could care less. I understand that some women may have no other recourse but to terminate their pregnancies. However, the thought of doctors at religious hospitals performing abortions is incredible. Nic, you may have to change your strategies and include the general public in this absurdity by sharing facts about this matter with millions of people on social media sites.

Your sister in Christ, Yollie

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Yolie,

Thanks for your suggestions. There is no lack of pro-life activity on the social media. There are hundreds of web sites targeting the general public with this issue, and I don’t need to compete with them. My goal is to reach the Adventist membership.

In the last two decades, I succeeded in getting two articles published by Adventists publishers: one by Adventist Today and the other by Advindicate. The Adventist Review accepted one of my articles for publication and paid me $ 50 for it; that was about a decade ago, and I am still waiting for them to publish it!

Regarding your question, I suggest that you hear it from the horse’s mouth. Recently the Adventist Health System was competing against Catholics for the construction of a new hospital in Maryland, and the Adventist argument was that we offer full services to women—including abortion—which Catholic hospitals do not do for religious reasons. Here is the evidence. This was in the news in many news organizations:

“Facts and Fiction Regarding Adventists and Abortion”

https://adventlife.wordpress.com/2013/07/25/facts-and-fiction-regarding-adventists-and-abortion-by-nic-samojluk/

You may also read several articles published by The Washington Post.

Under God: Seventh-Day Adventists and Abortion – Julia Duin

http://onfaith.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/undergod/2011/01/adventists_and_abortion.html

Seventh-Day Adventists and abortion

https://adventlife.wordpress.com/2012/04/19/seventh-day-adventists-and-abortion-by-julia-duin/

For more information, please visit my own web site:

Pro-life Topics

https://adventlife.wordpress.com/abortion-topics/

BTW, I have three web sites on Facebook, and I am participating in other social Adventist venues. Off and on I have been very active on The Adventist Club, The Adventist Today, and the Spectrum blogs, but they want me to keep my mouth shut.

You may be aware of this: Ellen White warned Adventists that we were in danger of becoming “a sister to Babylon.” She said this a century ago when the Adventist was still pro-life. Can you imagine what she would say today knowing that we have been offering abortions on demand since 1970? In one Adventist hospital room a fortune is spent to save the life of one baby, and in another babies are routinely killed to protect the lifestyle of the mother of the unborn baby.

The wife of a well known Adventist leader and author of many books told me that, when she was the secretary of a LLUMC physician, the doctor was performing abortion from morning till evening. Sorry to share with you these bad news, but I am praying for a revival and reformation regarding the respect for human life.

God bless!

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  1. “The wife of a well known Adventist leader and author of many books told me that, when she was the secretary of a LLUMC physician, the doctor was performing abortion from morning till evening.”
    Are you sure about this being done at LLUMC? I know for a fact that this does not occur there unless things have changed in the past 5 years.

    • Benjamin,

      The lady is probably my age or older. I did not ask her when this took place. Nevertheless, Loma Linda University is listed among a group of Adventist hospitals that were offering abortion services about two decades ago.

      “Castle Medical Center, Hadley Memorial Hospital, Hanford Community Hospital, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Porter Memorial Hospital, Port land Adventist Medical Center, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Sierra Vista Hospital, Walla Walla General Hospital, Washington Adventist Hospital, and White Memorial Medical Center.” [http://www.ministrymagazine.org/archive/1991/August/abortion-history-of-adventist-guidelines]

  2. I hope she responds positively!

    • Juanita,

      She thanked me by email for the information!

      Nic Samojluk

  3. […] A Request for Hard Facts Related to Abortion in Adventist Institutions, by Nic Samojluk […]


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