Suppose a state’s government somewhere was majority Jehovah’s Witness. If the state then made a value judgement favoring ‘natural healing’ over blood transfusions and required someone receive an information packet and wait 3 days before receiving one I’d imagine most of us would think that would be an absurd and dangerous violation of church/state separation. Imagine suffering a severe injury while cutting up a fallen tree and having the doctors stop the bleeding, but telling you that they want you to take weekend to think over whether getting that IV bag of type o negative is really in your best interests before giving it to you. To my mind these waiting period and informational packet laws fall into the same category.

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