Jehovah´s Witness formerly in coma now able to make decisions

IOWA CITY, IA – Tawnya Nissen, 29, of Clinton, whose Jehovah’s Witness husband would not allow her a blood transfusion while she lay comatose, is now able to make her own medical decisions, Johnson County District Court Judge David Baker ruled.

Nissen had been under the temporary guardianship of her father since last month amid protests from the husband who claimed the couple’s religion forbids blood sharing.

Baker ended parental guardianship after a clinical evaluation performed Thursday showed Nissen is no longer impaired. The judge also canceled a Monday court hearing on the matter.

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Sep. 9, 2006
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