Monday, May 02, 2005

I thought Canada was more enlightened than us?

Apparently, B.C. Canada doesn't believe in freedom of religion:

The fight over a blood transfusion for a cancer-stricken B.C. girl resumes in a Toronto court tomorrow. The 14-year-old is a Jehovah's Witness who suffers from bone cancer. She is wanted by authorities after a B.C. court ruled that she should get a transfusion. But she and her parents say the procedure violates their religious beliefs.
Although the family has been avoiding the spotlight, their lawyer says they will be in court tomorrow to fight the apprehension order. They deny they fled to Ontario, saying they came to the province seeking a second medical opinion.
Some cancer patients require transfusions because chemotherapy inhibits the production of blood cells.