Jehovah’s Witness may get custody

The fact that a divorcing mother is a Jehovah’s Witness shouldn’t be held against her in deciding who gets custody, according to the Kansas Court of Appeals. The father had argued that giving the mother custody could endanger the child, because of the religion’s prohibition against blood transfusions.

But the court said that this was mere speculation, and there was no reason to think that the child had ever been denied a blood transfusion, needed a transfusion, or was likely to need one in the future. If the issue ever actually came up, a judge could deal with it at that time, the court noted.