Once again a Judge rules in favor of 3 week baby boy to get transfusion

by Tenacious 6 Replies latest watchtower medical

  • Tenacious

    A sick baby whose mother is a Jehovah’s Witness should have a blood transfusion against her wishes, a judge has ruled.

    The High Court said it was in the best interests of the three-week-old boy, who could die without the procedure.

    Mr Justice MacDonald told bosses at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board that doctors had the go-ahead for the urgent transfusion. He said even though his mother had not consented, the evidence showed that the boy was gravely ill and might die without medical intervention.

    Justice MacDonald said the baby could not be identified but he did name the health authority involved. Jehovah’s Witnesses traditionally object to blood transfusions and treatment with blood products and say their attitude to blood stems from Biblical teaching.

    The religion’s website says: ‘Both the Old and New Testaments clearly command us to abstain from blood. ‘God views blood as representing life. So we avoid taking blood not only in obedience to God but also out of respect for him as the giver of life.’

    The website highlights a number of Biblical references, including passages in Genesis, Leviticus, Deuteronomy and Acts.

    Last week, the High Court ruled that a five-year-old girl could be given a blood transfusion against the wishes of her parents, both devout Jehovah’s Witnesses. In that case, Mr Justice Hayden made the decision after bosses at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust said the child could die or suffer a stroke.

    The girl’s parents said while their religious beliefs would not allow them to consent to a transfusion, they did not object to the judge making the ruling. In that case the little girl was suffering from sickle cell disease, an inherited blood disorder.

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  • Tenacious

    I truly feel parents who deliberately avoid life saving procedures for their children under the age of 18 anywhere on planet earth, should be imprisoned no questions asked.

    Call it harsh but the children have no say in what cult family they are born in.

  • steve2

    The more this happens, the more it will help JW parents feel relieved that a third party - a judge - can override religious beliefs and order life-saving surgery, including blood transfusions. I have yet to hear of any JW parent anywhere objecting to judges' decisions. Relief all round - except at JW head quarters.

  • Giordano

    We had the "don't worry about it Gio. (Back in in the 1960's) the judge will take care of your son ........;... you will simply turn him over to the higher authorities who will allow a blood transfusion."

    I'm sorry this is a doctrine?

    This is part of the insanity of being a JW.... I thought Satan controlled Caesar? Now I need to thank Satan for saving my son?

    Don't worry be happy! Our religion made it possible for us to sacrifice our innocent children. But Jehovah will.........do what? Nothing. .....! He already drowned a world and every man women and child. Oh...... by the way he drowned every unborn child.

    Being raised a JW you are totally screwed. Educationally wise, medically wise, socially and sexually wise your pretty much screwed.. You don't really know shit because knowledge is not what the WTBTS is about. It's about obedience. You have to leave and search out the knowledge.

    P.S. Let's think about those drab unconvincing JWs you grew up with or still have to endure be it family or pretend friends who live for obedience despite any and all changes in belief. Is that who you need in your lives? Is that on you??? It is if you submit..... don't get an education, and just sit in a KH listening to bullshit.

  • eyeuse2badub

    Their isn't one jw parent that i know that isn't enormously relieved and thankful (although privately) when the law steps in and orders a needed blood transfusion to save a child's' life. I'm sure thankful that the situation never came up with my own children. I may have let them die. That's how fu*king indoctrinated i was! Not bragging--

    just saying!

  • Biahi

    Giordano, your post deserves 10,000 likes!

  • rockemsockem

    It reminds me of the People's Temple drinking the Kool Aid. Its a bit different twist but the mind control and brain washing is the same.

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