"The girl has gone into hiding with her family in Ontario to avoid blood transfusions that a [British Columbia] court ordered should be given."
"B.C. courts ruled the girl is capable of making a decision, but B.C. law requires that a person be 19 years or older before they are allowed to refuse lifesaving medical treatment."
"April 11 B.C. Supreme Court ruling said she couldn't refuse treatment despite her religious beliefs."
"The B.C. Ministry of Children and Family Development was granted custody of the girl last week."
"All children are entitled to be protected from abuse and harm . . . the ultimate threat of harm would be death. . . her religious beliefs don't override her right to life and death."
"[An] order of apprehension issued in B.C. remains on police computers."
"We are using all of the resources available to us to make sure that we know where she is."
"An air ambulance to return her to B.C. is on standby."Think about it.
"A 14-year-old Jehovah's Witness from British Columbia broke into tears at the end of a court hearing in Toronto"
"Judge Paisley ordered the girl to comply with a B.C. Supreme Court order that had placed her in the custody of the provincial director of child-welfare services, who is empowered by court orders to force her to have a transfusion if her doctors deem it necessary."
"the girl was hustled into an elevator surrounded by a phalanx of police, enforcing an earlier Ontario court order allowing police to apprehend her on behalf of the B.C. government."
"B.C. child-welfare officials intervened when the girl, with the support of her parents, said that because of her religious beliefs she did not want a transfusion, even if it would save her life….Last month, the B.C. Supreme Court upheld a lower-court ruling that gave the child-welfare officials the authority to order a transfusion as part of her treatment."