Wednesday, January 31, 2007

BC government seizes three of the sextuplets

When I read that headline, I thought 'what in the world?':

VANCOUVER (CP) - The B.C. government ignored Supreme Court of Canada rulings and seized three sextuplets last week, allowing doctors to give them blood transfusions before their parents were able to challenge the move in court, the family's lawyer says.

Two of the sextuplets had died previously since the babies were born in the first week of January almost three months premature. At the time, the parents didn't want any details about their children released, however they did allow hospital officials to reveal that they are Jehovah's Witnesses.

I believe that religious beliefs should be protected and respected but what about citizens who are not of legal age yet? Who has the right to decide for them if they live or die? You can't say that these children had chosen their religion. What if they grew up and didn't believe in or choose their parents' denomination of Christianity?

This is a tough issue, and I'm not to sure which side of the fence I'm on right now. What do you think?

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Blogger Roy Eappen said...

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Wed Jan 31, 10:18:00 PM EST  
Blogger Roy Eappen said...

Roy Eappen said...
I blogged about this a few weeks ago http://torydrroy.blogspot.com/2007/01/our-sextuplets.html
I knew that the Crown would have to step in. These children were born 15 weeks premature without these transfusions they will die. 2 babies have already died. I think that we must respect peoples beliefs, but we must save children. When they are old enough they can make thses decisions. Until then the Crown must intervene to preserve life.

Wed Jan 31, 10:20:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Mon Apr 30, 12:02:00 PM EDT  

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