If Your JW Relative Needed Blood, Would You Force It On Them?
Due to the fact that most of us do not feel that it is Scripturally wrong to take blood, if your relative was told that they needed a transfusion and you could see that they get it, even if it's against their wishes, would you force blood into them???
Too right I would....
It saved my life last year and I wouldn't be here to annoy everyone if I hadn't taken it.
If it was a minor, yes. If it was an adult absolutely not. WTF is this idea that you can force government down a person's throat to the point they can't even decide what to do with their own body? If they are adult, they take their risks and their chances. Everybody dies sometime.
i wouldn't as it would violate there freedom of choice imo.
Nope. Long before I was DFd my folks asked me to be their "medical representative." They've asked me if I would now respect their wishes, and I said "Of course, it's totally your choice."
We all pays our dime and takes our chances.
If they are adults then I probably would not. I cannot say for sure, a decision like that would be incredibly hard to make
I have a younger brother that I take on trips sometimes, I have a medical card for him with me, on which my mom writes "No Blood". If ever he were in an accident, I would make sure he got blood if it would save his life. He is only 13, a young 13, and has not had the chance to make up his own mind. So I would make sure that if it would save his life, I'd fight for it.
I'd respect their wishes, hard as that might be. Well, I think I would. I have some non-jw relatives too, and if I were the "swing" vote in some type of family decision, I could go the other way.
Does that mean that if they were to OD because of say depression for example, you wouldn't get them to a hospital?
Or standing on a ledge, you wouldn't try and talk them down, or get underneath with a blanket?
Like the question you ask your kids - if all your friends were to jump in the lake would you follow them?
Anyone who does/believes what the WT tells them, IMO, is making decisions based on this coerced reasoning and should be protected.
I for one would not want the guilt of their legal suicide on my hands. Thats why I better not be on any JWs "next of kin" calling list, which I'm sure I'm not anyway.
No. That is their choice and I would respect it, just as I would hope they would respect my decision to take blood.