Our son is married to a JW gal. He's been "working toward" baptism (due to years of prodding by his wife), but we don't know if he is indeed baptized yet or not.
My question is: If our son was in an accident (God forbid) rendering him unconscious, and in need of blood.......Could his wife prevent him from having a blood transfusion?? Could she prevent the transfusion even if he's not baptized yet?? What are the legalities?
I just thought of this possible horrible situation today, and NEED TO KNOW where we, as his parents stand and what rights WE have.
As a mother, if anyone (daughter-in-law, Elders, etc.) tried to prevent our son from a life-saving procedure, I'D SCRATCH THEIR EYES OUT!! I'm not a violent person. On the contrary, I'm kinda quiet and peace-loving, but NO ONE is going to tell us our son has to DIE rather than get a blood transfusion!! It's like messing with a mother bear's cub. You would do ANYTHING to protect your child.
Pleeeeease tell us the legalities are on OUR SIDE.