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Jamaica: SDA comes out against abortion, except in life-threatening cases

Head of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church, Pastor Ted Wilson, is beseeching lawmakers in Jamaica to adhere to the sacredness of life, this as the SDA Church joins the ongoing national debate on abortion.

“We do urge that lawmakers give strong adherence and cognisance to the sanctity of life,” Pastor Wilson encouraged.

He was addressing a press conference at the Sangster International Airport (SIA) on Friday on his arrival in the island to participate in the 12th Global Leadership Summit to be hosted at the Iberostar Hotel in Montego Bay from February 4-8.

The global leader of the SDA Church stridently expressed that the church he leads is opposed to abortion, but that in cases involving life-threatening circumstances, individuals may make personal choices to terminate their pregnancies.

“Most Seventh Day Adventists would be very supportive of the sanctity of life and are not in favour of abortion unless the mother’s life is 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 stated.

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