Jehovah's Witness Teen Must Receive Blood Transfusion

A 17-year old Australian was ordered to receive a blood transfusion to save his life. The teen threatened to 'rip out' the needle because he is a devout Jehovah's Witness, stating that blood products violated his religious beliefs and would interfere with his relationship with God. However, the judge ruled that the sanctity of life outweighs human dignity. The judge recognized that his order may extend the teen's life only 10 months because the teen was free to refuse transfusions upon reaching adulthood.

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