SEXTUPLETS

Six live babies were born to a woman in B.C.   They were all premature and for that reason alone will almost certainly require blood transfusions.  The parents, however, are Jehovah Witnesses and their religion does not allow blood transfusions.  What if the doctors decide a blook transfusion is necessary to save one or more of the babies’ lives.  Should they withhold blood and follow the religious beliefs of the parents or should the state move in, take take temporary custody of the babies, and force them to receive blood?  In this case does the civil law trump religious belief?  If in this case, why not in other cases?

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