Ellen White and Abortion- Stance of the Remnant


I was scrolling through my Facebook timeline yesterday and I see this post that catches my attention.

SOP Post

The question was interesting enough, but  the fact that it needs to be asked is the real shocker. I say this not as disregard to the person inquiring but in disbelief at the current state of Adventism.

The church should be a pillar of Christ’s sanctifying love and order in a world of hatred and disorder.

SDA members should be familiar with where our church stands on such subjects.

Why are we not educated on where we stand on abortion? Even more important, why are SDA hospitals now performing abortions?

First we need to take a look at exactly what abortion is why the church’s stance should be so strong in opposition to this rapidly increasing epidemic.

Abortion – The ending of pregnancy by removal or forcing out from the womb of a fetus or embryo before it has obtained the ability to survive on its own.

In other words abortion is the act of killing a baby before it is fully developed.

Before we get to what Mrs. White says on the subject let’s take a look at what God himself says about His people and killing:

Thou shalt not kill- Exodus 20:13 kjv

I say this often, but, friends, that wasn’t a good suggestion from God. It it a Holy precept and violation of it makes us an enemy to God and the enemies to God will not be able to inherit Heaven nor dwell with the Lord forever.

Book of Ordinances

Regarding the work of Mrs. White I haven’t located in any of her writing where she spoke on abortion directly but she has plenty of writings showing her dissatisfaction with killing and murder. Let’s take a look at a couple.

With His life Christ has purchased every human being. He died a cruel death to save human beings from eternal death. He gave His sinless life to obtain for the sinner a life that measures with the life of God. Through His death, He provided a way whereby man may break with Satan, return to his allegiance to God, and through faith in the Redeemer obtain pardon. . . .  {SD 230.3}

In the writings above Ellen White shows how much the Lord valued the life of every single person.

Next we’ll take a look at how she viewed christians who participate in murder:

they sever the ties of nature and cruelly oppress their fellow men. They can inflict most inhuman torture with the same relentless cruelty manifested by papists and heathen toward Christ’s followers. Said the angel, “It will be more tolerable for the heathen and for papists in the day of the execution of God’s judgment than for such men.” {EW 275.2}

Speaking of the time of the Crisis and great trouble she wrote:

Everything in the world is in agitation. The signs of the times are ominous. Coming events cast their shadows before. The Spirit of God is withdrawing from the earth, and calamity follows calamity by sea and by land. There are tempests, earthquakes, fires, floods, murders of every grade.  {DA 636.1}

After reading these writings I sincerely hope you can agree with me that like all the prophets of old, Mrs. White loved the things Christ loved and hated the things that He finds displeasure in.

We know that killing is a violation of God’s love and government and abortion is just that, killing and murder.