Court action looms over society.
The Watch Tower Society has snubbed “reformers” who are calling for it to alter its policy of not accepting blood transfusions.
In the last issue of Concern, we reported how eight members of the society’s Hospital Liaison Committee have challenged the society over its policy, not to accept blood transfusions.
In December, the group sent the society a petition and gave it sixty days to change its policy.
But three months later they have yet to hear anything from the Governing Body.
Now the “reformers” are accepting that the only way to get the society to alter its stance is by taking it to court.
A statement on their Internet site, which can be found at: http://www.ajwrb.org, says:
“Over recent months it has become evident that internal pressures alone will likely be insufficient to bring about reform of the society’s blood doctrine. It is our belief that the continued efforts of the reformers coupled with external pressures in the form of litigation may well be the combination needed to end the needless suffering and death.”
The group is now asking anyone, who has been affected by the blood policy to contact them.
Concern will keep you informed of any future developments.