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    VANCOUVER -- The legal, medical and religious worlds have collided in the neonatal ward of a B.C. hospital, where doctors are struggling to keep alive four of six premature babies born last month to parents who are devout Jehovah's Witnesses.

    Two of the sextuplets have died since the Jan. 7 multiple births.

    On the weekend, social workers from the provincial government seized three of the remaining four, just long enough to give two of them blood transfusions, over the objections of the parents.
    Any thoughts? here's the link:

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servl...Story/National

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    Whatever. Arguing logic against religion is like trying to piss until the ocean is yellow.


    I'd like to die with the songs I love stuck in my head. I hope to make the most of these hollow bones we become.
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    I meant is it ethical for the government to take their children away from them...

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    saving lives is more important than custody issues. I'm sure the government will give the children back once they're in stable conditions

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    if it was to save the childrens lives yes. If following your religion means letting your children die then maybe you should re evaluate what you believe in... but dont listen to me I don't like Jehovas Witnesses.


    I'd like to die with the songs I love stuck in my head. I hope to make the most of these hollow bones we become.
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    before the ship goes down, I've been making amends by making the rounds before the whole world ends


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    Quote Originally Posted by StealDragon View Post
    if it was to save the childrens lives yes. If following your religion means letting your children die then maybe you should re evaluate what you believe in... but dont listen to me I don't like Jehovas Witnesses.
    Who does? They're not even like the nice semi-reactionary American Christian groups, like the Mormons or the Mennonites.

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    I agree with dna and Steal, I think that saving the children's lives is more important. And, no offence, this is one of JW's idealisms that I can't agree with.

    I'll be blunt.. I don't like them either...

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    Quote Originally Posted by adonai View Post
    Who does? They're not even like the nice semi-reactionary American Christian groups, like the Mormons or the Mennonites.
    lol I'm mennonite.

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    so you're in smash bros?

    How do mennonites' beliefs differ from other christian sects? I wikied it but it wasn't really clear.

    I like mormons. polygamy is the way to go. Why cheat on your wife when you can just marry another one.

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    this part troubled me:

    "We want the best medical care for our children and want them to live. We have consented to all required treatment and have asked the doctors to more actively employ available alternatives to blood transfusions. We will not, however, consent to blood transfusions," it said."

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    sometimes there is no alternative. Beggars can't be choosy. If they didn't do the blood transfusion, the poor babies would have died. =(

 

 
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