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The Wisdom of Solomon? The Seventh-day Adventist General Conference Abortion Decision 1970-1971

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By George B. Gainer – This coming November 15, will make 25 years since I was asked to present "The Wisdom of Solomon? or The Politics of Pragmatism? The General Conference Abortion Decision 1970-71" to the gathered attendees at the Loma Linda University Conference on Abortion. The great majority of those present were shocked to learn that the General Conference of SDA's was operating with 2 different sets of guidelines on abortion. The 1970 Abortion Guidelines, which were more restrictive, were the set made available to our own Adventist clergy and laity, as well as the general public. The 1971 Interruption of Pregnancy Guidelines superceded the 1970 Guidelines and opened the door to abortion on demand for any reason in our hospitals (16 months before Roe v. Wade). The liberalized 1971 Guidelines were sent exclusively to our SDA Medical Institutions and never made known to our clergy and laity or the public.

 
 

Pakistan: Adventist Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for Blasphemy (ANN)

Pakistan: Adventist Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for Blasphemy (ANN)

Sajjad Masih, 29, was convicted of sending blasphemous text messages in 2011, despite his accuser's subsequent retraction and prosecutors' failure to produce any evidence of his involvement.

 
 

Down Syndrome Births Drop in U.S. as More Women Abort – ABC News

Excerpt: "An estimated 92 percent of all women who receive a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome choose to terminate their pregnancies, according to research reviewed by Dr. Brian Skotko, a pediatric geneticist at Children's Hospital Boston. http://abcnews.go.com/m/story?id=8960803&ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F

 
 

A Concentrated Blaze of Truth to Shine Against Darkness

A Concentrated Blaze of Truth to Shine Against Darkness

By Ellen White -When trees without fruit are cut down as cumberers of the ground, when multitudes of false brethren are distinguished from the true, then the hidden ones will be revealed to view, and with hosannas range under the banner of Christ. Those who have been timid and self-distrustful will declare themselves openly for Christ and His truth. The most weak and hesitating in the church will be as David—willing to do and dare. The deeper the night for God's people, the more brilliant the stars.

 
 

Religious freedom under global threat, Canadian ambassador says (ANN)

"We are deeply concerned about the situation in various parts of the world where individuals, including Ahmadiyya Muslims, Bahá'ís, Chaldean Catholics and Coptic Orthodox, Tibetan Buddhists, Jews and Muslim Rohingyas, among others, experience difficulty in their ability to worship and practice their faith in peace," Bennett told approximately 150 guests at the annual Liberty Religious Freedom Dinner, co-sponsored by Liberty magazine, the North American Religious Liberty Association and the International Religious Liberty Association.

 
 

In Romania, Adventists launch 'Freedom Caravan' to defend religious liberty (ANN)

In Romania, Adventists launch 'Freedom Caravan' to defend religious liberty (ANN)

Apr. 23, 2013 Bucharest, Romania RUC staff/Adventist News Network s Romanian legislators consider changes to the national constitution, the Seventh-day Adventist Church is sponsoring a mass promotion of religious liberty with a marathon of town hall meetings, university lectures and inter-faith consultations. Religious freedom proponents from six faith groups, along with government officials, met in Lugoj, Romania, last month as […]

 
 

Dr. Ben Carson asks pro-lifers to speak up and oppose abortion mentality

Dr. Ben Carson asks pro-lifers to speak up and oppose abortion mentality

Carson warned of "forces in America that want to fundamentally change who we are without discussion. Said Carson, "They co-opt the media and get everybody to shut up so we don't know what is going on [so they can] change the underpinnings of the nation. We must be smart enough not to fall for it or one day we will wake up and find that we have a different nation."

 
 

Guns, Teachers, and Religious Freedom: What kind of conversation should we be having?

Dr. Naiel Nassar

As the constant state of conflict in the Middle East demonstrates, violence begets violence. In order to tackle our culture's problems with violence we need a generational shifting of ideas.

 
 

Stanford Law Program Promotes Religious Accommodation

Stanford Law Program Promotes Religious Accommodation

Students at Stanford University School of Law have a unique opportunity to participate in the nation's only law-school based clinic program that focuses on issues regarding religious freedom and accommodation.

 
 

Three Attorneys Discuss Religious Liberty, Same-sex Marriage Laws and the Supreme Court

Three Attorneys Discuss Religious Liberty, Same-sex Marriage Laws and the Supreme Court

Courtesy Spectrum Magazine – Juan Perla, Christensen & Hymas and Michael Peabody discuss two Supreme Court cases that challenge accident laws: Proposition 8 and the Defense of Personal injury Act. The panel is moderated by Alexander Carpenter.   Download MP3