Wisconsin Court Refuses to Rule on JW Blood Transfusions

The Wisconsin Supreme Court in Madison chose not to rule on an issue involving a 15-year old girl whose family are Jehovah’s Witnesses. The court chose not to rule on the case since an order appointing a court ordered guardian had expired. The courts had ruled a year earlier that blood transfusions should be approved because the girl was seriously ill and had been placed under the supervision of a guardian. That ruling generated the lawsuit.

A week earlier the court upheld the homicide convictions of parents who chose to pray rather than seek medical help for their daughter contributing to the girl’s death. That case was first involving criminal acts related to the use of prayer instead of approved medical treatment.

Read the original story as published by the Green Bay (WI) Press Gazette:

http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/viewart/20130710/GPG0101/307100312/State-Supreme-Court-avoids-religious-objection-case

[Original publication: Copyright © 2013 www.greenbaypressgazette.com.]

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