High Court ruling on surgery for baby

A High Court judge has directed that a five-month-old baby girl receive life-saving open heart surgery in Dublin next week despite parental objections on religious grounds.

Jehovah’s Witnesses

Theologically, Jehovah’s Witnesses are a cult of Christianity. The oppressive organization does not represent historical, Biblical Christianity in any way. Sociologically, it is a destructive cult whose false teachings frequently result in spiritual and psychological abuse, as well as needless deaths.

Mr Justice Abbott has told surgeons at Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin, Dublin that they can proceed with the transfusion of blood and blood products during an operation to save the baby’s life. She was born with a hole in the heart.

The baby’s mother, who is a member of the Jehovah’s Witness religious community, had withdrawn her consent to further life-saving surgery.

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Aug. 5, 2004

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