JW Bulletin

Jehovah's Witnesses in the Media

Translation: El Siglo De Torreón – 19th June 2018

Perfilan aval a transfusión pese a religión

Profil endorse transfusion despite religion

For the first time the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation will argue that the State can authorize urgent medical attention to a sick minor, even if the parents reject it because of their religious beliefs.

According to the newspaper Reforma, the project of Minister Arturo Zaldívar will be reviewed to endorse the authorities of Chihuahua to be able to order blood transfusions to a girl with leukemia, whose parents are Jehovah’s Witnesses.

The bill states that the State may interfere in the decisions of the parents when what they decide puts at risk the life or health of their children. In the beginning, Judge Mauricio Fernández de la Mora rejected the actions of the Deputy Attorney for the Protection of Children and Adolescents of Chihuahua accusing the agency of discrimination against the dads of the girl, who are indigenous Rarámuris, said accusation will be rejected if the project is approved.

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