Religion Every Child Deserves a Mother and a Father…
posted by November 5 at 11:02 AMon
Even if only for a few moments…
Jehovah’s Witness mother dies after refusing blood transfusion after giving birth to twins
A devout Jehovah’s Witness died just hours after giving birth to twins—as her strict faith barred her from receiving a life-saving blood transfusion.
Despite desperate pleas from doctors, Emma Gough, 22, and her family, including her husband of nearly two years Anthony, 24, resolutely refused treatment. The young mother had time to cradle her newborn twins, a boy and a girl, before falling unconscious from heavy blood loss.
Speaking yesterday, family friend Peter Welsh, 24, who was best man at the couple’s wedding, said: “Everyone is devastated by what has happened. Anthony is in pieces.
“We can’t believe she died after childbirth in this day and age, with all the technology there is.”
Yeah, blame the technology. And Anthony ought to be in pieces—literally. But Mitt Romney no doubt approves. Remember what he said last week about the importance of opposite-sex parents…
Even where one member of the partnership may pass away, the memory and the characteristics of that gender, of that partner influence the development of a child.
So look on the bright side: those motherless twins will always have their memories.
Thanks to Slog tipper Matt.