Originally posted by snowinscotland
Can anybody out there tell me what is the Biblical rationale for allowing two babies to lose their mother in this way?
Quite simple. If God tells you what you can or cannot do then you follow it whether or not it results in your death (and your children loosing a parent) or even somebody else's death.
In this particular case, I do not know the exact verses etc but I am sure that the person in question believed that the God had commanded her via the Bible not to accept blood transfusions.
Some religious people try to follow their religions religiously, others create their religions to suit their own beliefs about morality etc, most do a combination of the two.
You would probably find however that many of the people in a similar situation are acting not because of what they believe God has told them to do but because it is socially unacceptable to do otherwise. ie if she accepted the blood transfusion she would get ex-communicated or some such thing.
The Jehovah's Witness's that I have asked about Blood Transfusions said it had something to do with the belief that the soul is in the blood.