Blood issue conscience matter?

by livingagain 3 Replies latest jw friends

  • livingagain

    Does anyone know where the WT ever said that taking blood was a conscience matter?

  • JH
  • Mary

    Ya, probably in a court of law when they were being sued.-.........I sincerely doubt they ever put it in writing though...........

  • gumby

    A press release distributed in 1997 by the Commission clearly explains the understanding of the Commission and the Bulgarians of the Society’s stated position:

    • In respect of the refusal of blood transfusion, the applicant association [i.e., the Jehovah’s Witnesses] submits that there are no religious sanctions for a Jehovah’s Witness who chooses to accept blood transfusion and that, therefore, the fact that the religious doctrine of Jehovah’s Witnesses is against blood transfusion cannot amount to a threat to ‘public health’ (Press Communiqué Issued by the Secretary to the European Commission of Human Rights, Application No. 28626/95, <>; emphasis added).

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