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Jehovah’s Witness barred from making decisions for comatose wife

AP, via the Times-Republican, USA
Aug. 17, 2006
www.timesrepublican.com

ReligionNewsBlog.com • Thursday August 17, 2006

8:51am IOWA CITY (AP) A Jehovahs Witness who would not permit blood transfusions for his comatose wife has been barred from making her medical decisions.

Tawnya Nissen, 28, of Clinton, who has been in a coma for about two weeks, will be under the guardianship of her father until she can make her own decisions, according to a ruling issued Wednesday by a Johnson County judge.

Its like our prayers have been answered, said Richard Reid Sr., Nissens grandfather.

Richard Reid Jr. sought temporary guardianship of his daughter last week after her husband claimed the couples religion prohibits the sharing of blood.

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