Jehovah's witnesses and blood transfusions?

@bonbon664 (3470)
Canada
February 1, 2007 7:04am CST
There has been a case here in Canada where a couple who are Jehovahs witnesses have given birth to sextuplets. 2 of the babies have already died. Three others needed blood transfusions. The government then seized 3 of the 4 babies, and gave them the blood transfusions they needed. They did it before the parents could do anything to stop them. Now was this right? You can read more details on this story - www.thestar.com/News/article/177069
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• Canada
2 Feb 07
That's a tough one. I believe that the health and welfare of children should supercede any religious beliefs of the parents ... but as the article said, there was supposed to be a hearing. I believe that social services made a choice to move too quickly, knowing there would be legal reprurcussions. That makes me think that those babies really desperately needed the blood - because whoever made the choice did so knowing their career would be on the line.
• Canada
6 Feb 07
That's so weird, there were more replies to this and they are gone now...
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@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
6 Feb 07
Hmmm..I'm not sure.
@Marie2473 (8521)
• Sweden
10 Feb 07
I have a real problem with this question since I really don´t understand that religion. I have tried to get answers from some witnesses but never recived any (here) My grandfather is a witness and he has totally closed all the connections (more or less) with my family coz we don´t wanna follow him in his belives. He recently have been calling my mom(he is dying) and wants to see us all - I will not go, coz I feel that i don´t even know him. To think that he would rather have my mom dying than giving her a bloodtransfusiomn furiates me and I just can not understand this thinking. I think it is rigt that the state moves in, especially when the kids are so small.