Paul Kokoski, in his AFN letter of Feb. 24 (“President Obama is drunk with power”), praises the Catholic Bishops of America and then condemns President Obama’s “war on religious freedom and conscience rights ... and his decision to force religiously affiliated organizations like hospitals and churches, to include coverage of sterilization, contraception … in their employee health insurance plans…” He goes on to state that this, “represents an act of treason…”

So, would it also be an act of treason if the employee health insurance plans of religiously affiliated organizations of the Jehovah’s Witnesses and Seventh Day Adventists were forced to include blood transfusions forbidden by their religion, or those of the Church of Scientology were forced to cover psychiatry and prescriptions for anti-depressants, which are forbidden by their religion?

Fred Barlam

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Jehovah's Witnesses blood transfusion confusion.

*NEWS* Jehovahs Witnesses take blood products now in 2012.
They take all fractions of blood. This includes hemoglobin, albumin, clotting factors, cryosupernatant and cryopoor too, and many, many, others.
If one adds up all the blood fractions the JWs takes, it equals a whole unit of blood. Any, many of these fractions are made from thousands upon thousands of units of donated blood.
Jehovah’s Witnesses can take Bovine *cows blood* as long as it is euphemistically called synthetic Hemopure.
Jehovah's Witnesses now accept every fraction of blood except the membrane of the red blood cell. JWs now accept blood transfusions.

The fact that the JW blood issue is so unclear is downright dangerous in the emergency room.
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