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Justina Pelletier Turns 16 on Saturday and Her Parents Still Donít Have Custody
Life News ^ | Mat Staver

Posted on 05/21/2014 12:13:49 PM PDT by Morgana

On Saturday, Justina Pelletier turns 16 years old. I wonder what special plans the Massachusetts’ Department of Children and Families (DCF) have for Justina on her special day, her “sweet sixteen”, a day that comes along just once in a young woman’s life.

As a court-ordered ward of the state, Justina is being “parented” and “cared for” by the DCF.

justinapelletier6After DCF’s kidnapping of Justina over 15 months ago through a malicious “parent-ectomy,” Justina’s horrific care has been referred to as both “barbaric” and “life-threatening.”

This young woman, who was competing in ice skating events just a year and a half ago, is now bound to a wheel chair. Her emotional and physical conditions have dramatically declined under DCF’s “care.”

These are just a few of the reasons why the Massachusetts nanny state makes a horrible parent and expose the hubris of the state in determining that they know what’s best for a child.

They removed Justina from the loving care of the Pelletier family and her home merely over a disputed medical diagnosis.

Under an arrangement with the DCF, Justina is now a resident of the behavior (psych) wing of the JRI Susan Wayne Center in Thompson, Connecticut, about an hour from the home of Linda and Lou Pelletier.

Justina should be returned home for her birthday!

The Liberty Counsel legal team filed a habeas corpus petition with the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court asking for the immediate release of Justina from her unlawful detention.

The fact is, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and the DCF could take action TODAY and send Justina home by simply informing the court that they agree with the petition.

They have the power to end this nightmare and let Justina spend her 16th birthday at home with her family.

Call Governor Patrick right now and urge him to “SEND JUSTINA HOME FOR HER 16th BIRTHDAY.” Be sure to mention that her birthday is THIS SATURDAY when you call.

Here are three phone numbers for Governor Patrick:

617-725-4005 413-784-1200 202-624-7713

We have very limited time to try and make this happen, but Justina deserves our best efforts.

Thank you for your attention, your prayers, and your support of Liberty Counsel’s efforts on behalf of Justina and other victims of the increasingly oppressive nanny state.


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: justinapelletier; prolife

1 posted on 05/21/2014 12:13:49 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana
Can the state hold her once she reaches 18?

I bet they'll try.

2 posted on 05/21/2014 12:14:35 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Morgana

Where is the ‘informed consent’ form
signed by the parents prior to
the States experimentation
on the minor, led by an untrained house officer?

Mr. Mengele, please pick up the red courtesy
phone for Gov. Patrick and Dr. Dookhan.


3 posted on 05/21/2014 12:19:36 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Good question.

I bet they try and hold her against her will as well.


4 posted on 05/21/2014 12:20:47 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Given her decline in the past year, she’ll be dead before she’s 18.


5 posted on 05/21/2014 12:24:39 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes

There’s a rally at the MA state house this Saturday to put pressure on them. I’m going.


6 posted on 05/21/2014 12:27:30 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I am not so sure she will live long enough for us to find out.


7 posted on 05/21/2014 12:28:55 PM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: cotton1706

Bon Chance.


8 posted on 05/21/2014 12:29:11 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Morgana

A lot of missing information. Why were the parents deemed unfit. Do we REALLY want this girl back with her parents. Were they the cause of her initial handicap? I know people hate the Social Worker people, but the story is very one sided.


9 posted on 05/21/2014 12:40:11 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator
FRiend, this is the young woman before
... and after State interference.


10 posted on 05/21/2014 12:49:28 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Morgana

State-sponsored CRIME. Thanks for keepin’ on this story M.


11 posted on 05/21/2014 12:54:11 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Diogenesis

Oh my gosh. How is that possible?


12 posted on 05/21/2014 12:55:51 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator

The article is a reminder and call to action for those of use who have been following the story for the past year.


13 posted on 05/21/2014 12:56:28 PM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: Morgana

After age 18, hopefully she files a federal civil rights lawsuit against the state for a billion dollars, and wins.


14 posted on 05/21/2014 12:59:12 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: napscoordinator

People at Harvard are wanting to make their bones on research and drugs, so they declared Justina’s condition part of that syndrome/disease.

The family is flat broke. The parents rarely see her. I don’t know how she can go to church or get schooling. She has been in State custody for so long that her self concept must be destroyed.


15 posted on 05/21/2014 12:59:22 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: combat_boots; Valpal1

We still have NO idea why she was taken in the first place. Something had to have happened for this to be instituted. Government workers are notoriously lazy in the social work area especially. They are not just going to plop down and start taking a kid for no reason. Something is up.


16 posted on 05/21/2014 1:03:37 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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Oh.

And the States of Massachusetts and Connecticut are KILLING this girl.

I will never knowingly go to those places again. Note: If I like a place, I drop money there.


17 posted on 05/21/2014 1:04:25 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: napscoordinator

It is possible because the House Officer and hospital
broke the Law and ethics. Then the coverup.


18 posted on 05/21/2014 1:04:48 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Diogenesis

ok....but what did the parents do?????


19 posted on 05/21/2014 1:07:22 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Morgana

I haven’t been following this story very closely but why didn’t the parents just take her back, with force if necessary, when this first happened?

I can’t imagine this happening to us and our children/grandchildren.


20 posted on 05/21/2014 1:08:08 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Morgana
HAHAHAHAHA. Silly parents think their kids are theirs. HAHAHAHAHA

21 posted on 05/21/2014 1:11:12 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: napscoordinator

Well, years ago, I had two uncles go to ‘teaching hospitals’ and get themselves all done up with new tests and experimental this and that. The one had black lung and mouth cancer, I think. He was a creepy man.

The other had lung cancer.

They both stayed at our family home, with my sainted mother caring for them, but it gave me the willies. We only had 1 bathroom, and they stayed by where the only TV was. I mostly remember how sick they were, and I remember hearing discussions about the need for all the things being done at the hospital.

I think my parents made sure to take me to see all the relatives that were dying of cancer, especially lung cancer, so that I would never take up smoking. It worked.

But I have lost my taste for teaching hospitals.


22 posted on 05/21/2014 1:22:32 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: napscoordinator
You haven't been following the story, have you? Justina was being treated (apparently successfully) for mitochondrial disease (which an older sister -- now 25, I believe -- also has). Her disease also involved gastro-intestinal disorders. When she apparently came down with the flu, the gastro-intestinal condition acted up. Her parents called her primary doctor at Tufts and described the symptoms. The GI doctor who had been treating her at Tufts had moved to Boston Children's, so her mitochondrial doctor told the parents to bring her to Children's to him.

They brought her from Connecticut to Children's in an ambulance that night. The resident in charge of overnight admissions that night was a recent med school grad in psychiatry. He consulted with his "mentor" in the psych department and she had Justina admitted to the psych unit on the grounds that she actually suffered from somatoform disorder (a disorder this doctor has published papers about, claiming that 50% of pediatric illnesses are really somatoform disorder). They never let her see the GI doctor. When the parents insisted on continuing the treatment she had been receiving, Children's psych department called in DCF (apparently the only agency in MA that still has the right to impose the death penalty -- see their history for the last 3 years). DCF took custody and determined Children's psych department could keep "treating" her.

When the parents got a hearing before a judge, even the court-appointed guardian ad litem argued for returning Justina to the custody of her parents. The judge gave no weight to the testimony of the Tufts doctor (who is under a gag order). When the judge handed down his decision (after an unexplained delay of about a week IIRC, he awarded "permanent" custody to DCF, on the grounds -- he argued -- that the father had called DCF people "Nazis" and other terms of abuse. (IF you don't want to be called a Nazi, a good first step is not to act like one!)

You realize that by the time of the hearing, this had been going on over a year. Her parents were allowed one hour a week visitation in the presence off DCF people and an armed guard. In all this time Justina received no education (as required by state law), no opportunity to attend Mass or see a priest.

23 posted on 05/21/2014 1:24:22 PM PDT by maryz
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To: Morgana

If Justina dies everyone involved in taking and holding her is guilty of first degree murder.


24 posted on 05/21/2014 1:40:01 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: napscoordinator

Nothing except take their daughter with flu like
symptoms to Children’s Hospital.

What do victims ever do?


25 posted on 05/21/2014 1:57:54 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: All
Lots of information about Justina Pelletier.
26 posted on 05/21/2014 2:06:30 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: cotton1706
There’s a rally at the MA state house this Saturday to put pressure on them. I’m going.

Really? What time? I just might attend...front steps I assume.

27 posted on 05/21/2014 2:10:49 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: cotton1706
There’s a rally at the MA state house this Saturday to put pressure on them. I’m going.

Really? What time? I just might attend...front steps I assume.

28 posted on 05/21/2014 2:10:52 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: PieterCasparzen
State-sponsored CRIME. Thanks for keepin’ on this story M.

I have running battles with more than a few Freepers regarding exactly what the Gay State is,and isn't.This case is just another example of just how depraved this state's Rat Party,its leadership (that means *you*,Coupe Deval) and its fat a$$ed hack "workers" are.

There are some things that must actually be seen...up close...to be believed.Massachusetts is one of those things.

29 posted on 05/21/2014 2:15:49 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: TigersEye
If Justina dies everyone involved in taking and holding her is guilty of first degree murder.

Not *everyone*.Governor Deval "Coupe Deval" Patrick,lifelong pal of Osama Obama *and* "person of color",has made it clear that none of this is his fault.He's done so,no doubt,because of the Presidential ambitions that he's made no effort to hide.

30 posted on 05/21/2014 2:20:01 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Gay State Conservative
#FREEJUSTINA Rally this Saturday!

WHEN: May 24, 2:00-4:00pm
WHERE: Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon Street, Boston

There's a link at the site where you can RSVP to a Facebook page, if you do Facebook!

31 posted on 05/21/2014 2:46:31 PM PDT by maryz
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I wouldn’t bet against it. Just where has Governor
Malloy (of Connecticut/CT) been all this time?


32 posted on 05/21/2014 3:22:41 PM PDT by cycjec
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To: Gay State Conservative
Not *everyone*.Governor Deval "Coupe Deval" Patrick,lifelong pal of Osama Obama *and* "person of color",has made it clear that none of this is his fault.

Well that settles it then. He's investigated himself and found hisseff innocent.
He really didn't need to go to the trouble. He's black and a liberal.

33 posted on 05/21/2014 3:30:29 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: maryz

You haven’t been following the story, have you?

This is the first I am hearing about it. Thank you for the overview. It does seem like an unfair situation. Hopefully some resolution will happen.


34 posted on 05/21/2014 3:44:43 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator
ok....but what did the parents do?????

They took her to BCH.

That was their mistake.

This is not the first time BCH has taken a child with her condition. They want to prove it does not exist. Last time they were forced to give the child back. Hopefully this time they will as well.

35 posted on 05/21/2014 3:56:32 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

She will be lucky to see 18 in foster care.


36 posted on 05/21/2014 3:57:37 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
I suspect that's the states's plan.
37 posted on 05/21/2014 4:01:22 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Really? What time? I just might attend...front steps I assume.

Yes. 2-4.


38 posted on 05/21/2014 7:32:24 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: Morgana

Bookmark for making calls tomorrow....


39 posted on 05/22/2014 2:19:04 AM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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