Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Witness The Stupidity


Emma Gough, 22, lost more than four pints of blood after developing a 'huge' clot shortly after delivering healthy twins

She refused a blood transfusion because she was a Jehovah's Witness and died hours after giving birth. Doctors repeatedly pleaded with her family to overrule her decision.

She had signed an "advance directive" during her pregnancy expressly banning a blood transfusion because of her faith.

Afterwards her mother told one of the doctors who treated her: "At least she remained faithful to her God." The family cheered and high fived each other in the name of God.

Yesterday her widower, Anthony, 24, and her family were at the Shrewsbury inquest as a succession of doctors told how a transfusion would have saved her life.
OBB News asks the question: "Should people like this be allowed to have children?"

5 comments:

witchypoo said...

Obviously, her parents were.

Anonymous said...

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warriorwoman said...

some of my relatives are JH's.

freak asses.

I don't want their blood or their body parts, who wants to take the chance on becoming that weird. I've heard from a very reliable source that Cellular Memory Phenomenom is a possibility.

Look out!!!

The Over-Thinker said...

Short answer: No.