First Draft of Statement Released to World Church Executive Committee Members
October 13, 2019
/ Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
/ Adventist News Network and Adventist Review
Annual Council 2019
Executive Committee member during Sabbath School at the Annual Council 2019 in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America.
[Photo: Brent Hardinge / GC Communication]
Following a period of study and discussion, a diverse group of Seventh-day Adventist theologians, medical experts, healthcare administrators, ethicists and Church administrators have worked to produce a draft Statement addressing a biblical view of abortion.
The last time the denomination issued guidelines on abortion was in 1992. A voted Statement outlines the Adventist Church’s official position on a specific matter. Guidelines offer direction for practical application on a specific subject.
The relationship between the new statement and any guidelines dealing with the topic of abortion will be determined by the Executive Committee. The discussion on the matter is scheduled for Tuesday, October 15.
A previous article included further details on the process being followed in the creation of the statement.