CANADA HUGHES BLOOD SUIT GOES TO COURT

by DannyHaszard 36 Replies latest watchtower medical

  • Thegoodgirl
    Thegoodgirl

    Thank you, Danny, for fighting for all of our families. This is big and surely will have far reaching effects.

    GoodGirl

  • Madame Quixote
    Madame Quixote

    How can we set up a fund (or contribute) for defraying the costs of the Hughes lawsuit and set up a fund in her memory to pay the cost of other such suits?

  • DannyHaszard
    DannyHaszard

    Hughes case up at Forbes Religion News in Brief
    Forbes - 11 minutes ago March 9 2006 1:25 est
    ... CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - A grieving father says he will continue his fight against Jehovah's Witnesses and their prohibition of blood transfusions after a court ... Father to continue battle with Jehovah's Witnesses over daughter's death

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - A grieving father says he will continue his fight against Jehovah's Witnesses and their prohibition of blood transfusions after a court decision partially cleared the way for a wrongful death lawsuit.

    Lawrence Hughes filed the 2004 claim as executor of the estate of his daughter, Bethany, who died from acute leukemia in 2002 at age 17 after repeatedly refusing conventional treatment because of the faith's teaching.

    A judge decided Hughes cannot proceed with claims against the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society because the court cannot arbitrate religious dogma. But Hughes can continue suing lawyers Shane Heath Brady and David Miles Gnam, Witnesses who represented Bethany, her mother Arliss and the Watch Tower.

    The judge said the lawyers were not in a position to advise Bethany objectively, so that she could make a free and informed decision. Brady called the ruling "silly."

    Hughes contends that the ruling means "a religious sect or cult can be held responsible for the injury they inflict on others, whether it relates to deliberately giving out misleading medical information or using institutional coercion." He said he might appeal the ruling so he can also proceed against the Watch Tower directly.

    Bethany's illness garnered attention across Canada and renewed public debate over the circumstances under which someone under age 18 should be able to decide on medical care.

  • DannyHaszard
    DannyHaszard

    Jehovah's Witness teen's dad to sue
    Chicago Tribune, United States - 1 hour ago
    CALGARY, Alberta -- A grieving father says he will continue his fight against Jehovah's Witnesses and their prohibition of blood transfusions after a court ... RELIGION

    Jehovah's Witness teen's dad to sue

    Published March 10, 2006 CALGARY, Alberta -- A grieving father says he will continue his fight against Jehovah's Witnesses and their prohibition of blood transfusions after a court decision partially cleared the way for a wrongful death suit.

    Lawrence Hughes filed the 2004 claim as executor of the estate of his daughter, Bethany, who died from acute leukemia in 2002 at age 17 after repeatedly refusing conventional treatment because of the faith's teaching.

    A judge decided Hughes cannot proceed with claims against the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society because the court cannot arbitrate religious dogma. But Hughes can continue suing lawyers Shane Heath Brady and David Miles Gnam, Witnesses who represented Bethany, her mother, Arliss, and the Watch Tower.

    The judge said the lawyers were not in a position to advise Bethany objectively, so that she could make a free and informed decision.

  • DannyHaszard
  • DannyHaszard
    DannyHaszard

    Lawrence Hughes Lawrence Hughes above Blood unknown source Above Image found by Danny surfing blogs if you know attribution please email me [email protected]

  • DannyHaszard
    DannyHaszard
    Lawrence Hughes Lawrence Hughes above Four state weekend roundup has begun.... Father to continue fight with Jehovah's Witnesses
    Deseret News, UT - 2 hours ago
    CALGARY, Alberta — A grieving father says he will continue his fight against Jehovah's Witnesses and their prohibition of blood transfusions after a court ...

    Father to continue fight with Jehovah's Witnesses Associated Press
    CALGARY, Alberta — A grieving father says he will continue his fight against Jehovah's Witnesses and their prohibition of blood transfusions after a court decision partially cleared the way for a wrongful death lawsuit. Lawrence Hughes filed the 2004 claim as executor of the estate of his daughter, Bethany, who died from acute leukemia in 2002 at age 17 after repeatedly refusing conventional treatment because of the faith's teaching. A judge decided Hughes cannot proceed with claims against the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society because the court cannot arbitrate religious dogma. But Hughes can continue suing lawyers Shane Heath Brady and David Miles Gnam, Witnesses who represented Bethany, her mother Arliss and the Watch Tower. The judge said the lawyers were not in a position to advise Bethany objectively, so that she could make a free and informed decision. Brady called the ruling "silly." Hughes contends that the ruling means "a religious sect or cult can be held responsible for the injury they inflict on others, whether it relates to deliberately giving out misleading medical information or using institutional coercion." He said he might appeal the ruling so he can also proceed against the Watch Tower directly . [email protected] CONTACT Minnesota priest told to stop Web postings
    The Wichita Eagle, KS - 2 hours ago
    ... CALGARY, Alberta -- A grieving father says he will continue his fight against Jehovah's Witnesses and their prohibition of blood transfusions after a court ... Legal battle builds over Jehovah's Witness' stance on transfusions CALGARY, Alberta -- A grieving father says he will continue his fight against Jehovah's Witnesses and their prohibition of blood transfusions after a court decision partially cleared the way for a wrongful death lawsuit. Lawrence Hughes filed the 2004 claim as executor of the estate of his daughter, Bethany, who died from acute leukemia in 2002 at age 17 after repeatedly refusing conventional treatment because of the faith's teaching. A judge decided Hughes cannot proceed with claims against the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society because the court cannot arbitrate religious dogma. But Hughes can continue suing lawyers Shane Heath Brady and David Miles Gnam, Witnesses who represented Bethany, her mother Arliss and the Watch Tower. The judge said the lawyers were not in a position to advise Bethany objectively, so that she could make a free and informed decision. Brady (the JW lawyer) called the ruling "silly." Hughes contends that the ruling means "a religious sect or cult can be held responsible for the injury they inflict on others, whether it relates to deliberately giving out misleading medical information or using institutional coercion." He said he might appeal the ruling so he can also proceed against the Watch Tower directly. Bethany's illness garnered attention across Canada and renewed public debate over the circumstances under which someone under age 18 should be able to decide on medical care. [email protected] CONTACT D’Arcy to recognize candidates Sunday
    Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN - 1 hour ago
    ... A grieving father says he will continue his fight against Jehovah’s Witnesses and their prohibition of blood transfusions after a court decision partly ... After teen’s death, father battles daughter’s sect A grieving father says he will continue his fight against Jehovah’s Witnesses and their prohibition of blood transfusions after a court decision partly cleared the way for a wrongful death lawsuit. Lawrence Hughes filed the 2004 claim as executor of the estate of his daughter, Bethany, who died from acute leukemia in 2002 at age 17 after repeatedly refusing conventional treatment because of the faith’s teaching. A judge decided Hughes cannot proceed with claims against the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society because the court cannot arbitrate religious dogma. But Hughes can continue suing lawyers Shane Heath Brady and David Miles Gnam, Witnesses who represented Bethany, her mother, Arliss, and the Watch Tower. The judge said the lawyers were not in a position to advise Bethany objectively, so that she could make a free and informed decision. http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/fortwayne/contact_us/feedback_np1/ feedback online form Faith briefs Mar. 11
    Hilton Head Island Packet, SC - 1 hour ago
    ... CALGARY, Alberta -- A grieving father says he will continue his fight against Jehovah's Witnesses and their prohibition of blood transfusions after a court ... Father continues Witnesses fight CALGARY, Alberta -- A grieving father says he will continue his fight against Jehovah's Witnesses and their prohibition of blood transfusions after a court decision partially cleared the way for a wrongful death lawsuit. Lawrence Hughes filed the 2004 claim as executor of the estate of his daughter, Bethany, who died from acute leukemia in 2002 at age 17 after repeatedly refusing conventional treatment because of the faith's teaching. A judge said Hughes can continue suing lawyers Shane Heath Brady and David Miles Gnam, Witnesses who represented Bethany. The judge said the lawyers were not in a position to advise Bethany objectively, so that she could make a free and informed decision [email protected]m [email protected] CONTACTS

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