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Title Jehovah's Witnesses - Babies returned to Jehovah's Witnesses - by The Vancouver Province
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Babies returned to Jehovah's Witnesses February 7th, 2007 - The father of four surviving sextuplets vowed yesterday to prevent his newborns from having further blood transfusions to save their lives. Government social workers seized three of the four babies on the weekend and, the dad said, at least one received a blood transfusion. "Because we choose alternative medical treatments to blood transfusions, we have been stripped of our parental rights and have been labelled unfit," the father, a Jehovah's Witness, said in an affidavit in B.C. Supreme Court. "We want the best medical care for our children and want them to live. We have consented to all required treatment and have asked the doctors to more actively employ available alternatives to blood transfusions. We will not, however, consent to blood transfusions." [...] The government yesterday backed off its bid for legal custody of the three babies. "When the government came to court, they announced they were withdrawing," said Shane Brady, the parents' lawyer. No explanation was given, he said. "They just withdrew." [...] This is a summary extract from the full article as it appeared on Canada.com, Feb 1, 2007 Full article