rebel8: If it is truly allowed for the parents to just shrug and say, "Oh well, whatareyagonnado?" and remain in good standing, this is a definite change in policy over the last 30 years.
Rebel, your memories of what it was like to be a child, trained to hide medical abuse, makes my stomach heave.
I think that the relief that the parents' feel is that they won't be exposed to the media that would be all over it if they had to go to court. The relief is the sparing of the public shame that they would have to face - and knowing that they would have to face it along with the very real internal shame they will carry until the day they die - the shame of knowing that they let their child die so that they themselves would be saved
It would not surprise me in the least if there are JW children all over the world, right now, going through the abuse that you did, Rebel. Just because a JW child needs a blood transfusion doesn't mean that hospitals, doctors or courts will even know about it so that something can be done.
And the JW parents are placated by the WT nonsense that they have bouncing around in their heads about how bad blood is. Their children suffer because the scenario that involves the intervention of the legal system most often comes as too little too late
6 pages of court cases involving JW minor children and blood