Posted by: adventlife | August 14, 2016

Adventist Health Removes Ban on Medical Aid in Dying

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“Adventist Health, a large medical system with facilities spanning three of the U.S. states that authorize medical aid in dying – Oregon, Washington and California – recently lifted their 20-year ban on the practice, a great victory for Compassion & Choices, advocates for patient autonomy and terminally ill adults served by Adventist physicians. …

Previously physicians employed by Adventist Health, a nonprofit organization run by the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, could be fired under breach of contract for writing a medical aid-in-dying prescription. …

Adventist’s new position is to have no stance on the issue, considering this option to lie within the sacred and private space of the patient-physician relationship, which they did not want to hinder. “They saw that this interference in the process was actually doing just that, which is why they reconsidered,” explains Whitaker.

“So their policy now is that they will neither compel a physician to participate or not participate. It is solely up to that individual physician and that individual patient/physician relationship.” …”

My Comment: The first erroneous step was the willingness of Adventist physicians to profit from the killing of the unborn, and now we are adding the assistance in the killing of the old. This from a church that for over a century held in high esteem the value of human life and valiantly defended the validity and permanence of God’s Holy Law.

Heaven is probably saying, “How art thou fallen!” from your original high moral ground! It is high time to repent and seek God’s mercy and forgiveness!

International Standard Version
“Therefore, remember how far you have fallen. Repent and go back to what you were doing at first. If you don’t, I will come to you and remove your lamp stand from its place—unless you repent.” [Rev. 2:5]

More: https://www.compassionandchoices.org/major-health-system-removes-ban-on-medical-aid-in-dying/

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