Police looking for the girl - she needs a blood transfusion

Toronto Police said they were looking for a 14-year-old B.C. girl yesterday who left her home province with her parents after losing a court fight against a possible -- which she opposes on religious grounds&to=http:// english.pravda.ru/politics/2001/09/18/15544.html ' target=_blank>blood transfusion.

Whether or not officers apprehend the girl, a Jehovah's Witness who suffers from &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/science/19/94/377/15349_sausage.html ' target=_blank>cancer, her legal battle is set to resume tomorrow in an Ontario court.

The girl, who cannot be identified under a court order, has received chemotherapy, which suppresses the production of red blood cells, making blood transfusions necessary. But the girl, with the support of her parents, said she would refuse a blood transfusion because her religion forbids it, prompting B.C. child-welfare officials to intervene, reports the Globe and Mail.

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