100% agree, let the adults do what they want. They should not be allowed to let their children die tho.<quoted text>
I think adult JWs should be allowed to refuse a blood transfusion, but they should not be allowed to deny their children one during an emergency.
Sometimes the courts will step in and order a blood transfusion anyway. We were always told as young children that if this happened then we would fight back the same way as if we were being raped. I found this out of an old Watchtower magazine I found online.
Watchtower 91 15th June pages 15-18 Walk as Instructed by Jehovah
'DP testified she would resisist having a blood transfusion in any way she could. She considered a transfusion an invasion of her body and compared it to rape.'
'L has told this court clearly and in a matter-of-fact way that , if an attempt is made to transfuse her with blood, she will fight that transfusion with all of the strength that she can muster. She has said, and I believe her, that she will scream ans struggle and that she will pull the injecting device out of her arm and will attempt to destroy the blood in the bag over her head.'
'Christian parents ought to consider that seriously, for some parents seem to have a mistaken attitude about their children and blood. Some appear to feel that they do not really have much control over whether their minor children are given a transfusion. Why this mistaken view?'