spectrummagazine.org | 2/13/2019 | Staff
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In this week’s news round-up, GC President Ted Wilson addresses abortion issues during his visit to Jamaica, a news report compares Adventist and Catholic health systems on abortion and gender issues, Kenyan tribal disputes in Nairobi Central Seventh-day Adventist Church are laid bare in the High Court, Adventist church members in Dallas journey to El Paso to protest the proposed border wall, and in South Africa a court upholds an employee’s right to not work on Sabbath.

General Conference President Ted Wilson Addresses Abortion Issues in Jamaica Visit. President of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church Ted Wilson stoutly defended the sanctity of human life. “Seventh-day Adventists believe in the sanctity of life. We believe that God created human beings on the sixth day of a literal seven-day week and rested on the seventh day. When God created man, and then woman, he created the opportunity of procreation. “The Bible says that He indicated that they are to be fruitful and multiply, so we believe that life itself is a beautiful, sanctified gift from God,” Wilson stated during a press conference shortly after his arrival in Jamaica for an official visit in Montego Bay, St James. Noting that it is a personal issue, he argued that in cases where mothers’ lives are at risk some may go the abortion route, “but the SDA are strong supporters of the sanctity of life.” “Most Seventh-day Adventists would be very supportive of the sanctity of life and not in favor of abortion unless the mother's life was in danger or perhaps there was incest or rape involved, and that is left to the individual to decide, at least in some countries,” Pastor Wilson said. The clergyman, at the same time, charged Jamaican legislators to pay attention to the will of God in the preservation of...
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