Skip to comments.Massachusetts May Finally Allow Justina Pelletier to Return Home
Posted on 06/09/2014 11:53:52 AM PDT by Morgana
After a long legal battle between her family and state officials, Massachusetts may finally have agreed to allow Justina Pelletier to return home to her parents.
On Friday, the Massachusetts Health and Human Services (HHS) filed a motion for review of reconsideration and dismissal in the case of Justina Pelletier. This action follows Liberty Counsels motion to return Justina home.
justinapelletier15The pro-life legal group tells LifeNews the motion indicates that HHS is in agreement to return the custody of Justina to her parents and said it anticipates a court order from Judge Johnson in the near future releasing Justina into the custody of her parents, Lou and Linda Pelletier.
We are thrilled that Justina will soon be returning home, said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel.
The family is thankful for everyones prayers and support. Since coming on this case in late-February, we have worked day and night and throughout the weekends to free Justina. The family looks forward to putting this 16-month nightmare behind them. It is hard to express the joy that the Pelletier family is experiencing as they look forward to being reunited as a family, Staver concluded.
The case is drawing national attention, as Boston Childrens Hospital filed a medical child abuse complaint against Justinas parents last year, leading the state to take custody of her and hospitalize her for almost a year.
The motion comes aweeks after Pelletier, the teen at the center of a legal battle between the Pelletier family and Boston Childrens Hospital over custody and proper medical treatment, received a surprise 16th birthday party from her friends over the weekend.
The Pelletiers have been visiting frequently with Justina in Connecticut since she was moved there two weeks ago. Justina has been receiving treatment from Tufts Medical Center, the same place she received treatment before this long ordeal began in February 2013. The Pelletier family and their legal counsel have communicated frequently with high-level officials of Massachusetts Health and Human Services (HHS) and DCF. Their attorneys have been in regular communication reviewing the progress of the Reunification Plan.
In light of the significant developments over the past several weeks, today a critically important motion will be filed with the Juvenile Court requesting Relief from Judgment to return Justina to her family and her home. DCF has stated it will not oppose this motion. We are pleased that Justina is close to returning home. We believe and pray that day will be soon, said Staver.
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After nearly 16 months of separation, Justina requires much healing physically, emotionally, and spiritually, said Staver. The completion of the Plan is a very positive development and brings us almost full circle to where this process started, before DCF took custody of Justina: Tufts Medical Center is finally providing Justinas healthcare once more, said Staver.
The tragic case has been dragging on for well over a year as pro-life groups have complained about how she has been denied education, religious services or clergy visit, and has had abysmal medical care while in the custody of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF).
The situation has improved somewhat following her transfer to Connecticut that her friends were able to spend time with her for the first time in over a year.
So what changed their idiotic minds?
There should be public floggings of everyone who kept Justina imprisoned.
I will believe it when I see it!
The second act should be to resume the medical care which was working for her before.
The third act should be to sue EVERYBODY involved.
“There should be public floggings of everyone who kept Justina imprisoned.”
I’ve come to the conclusion that the ONLY way to effectively punish public “servants” who behave as public “overlords” to oppress Americans is to fire them and take their public pensions away from them (after refunding any contributions THEY may have made). Their inflated salaries, inflated pension benefit and overly generous medical insurance is the only thing they care about.
The Speaker was probably going to cut their budget.
the family must have agreed to not sue them into oblivion.
I think this release is being prompted by Justina’s deteriorating physical condition and state officials didn’t want her to die while in their custody.
Your are right to be concerned. There are so many legal players in a case like this and the parents are a tiny minority. Medical interests, case workers, a judge, child advocate, etc. Nazism lives.
I am hoping that if she gets back she is able to recover to where she was mentally and physically before she was incarcerated by the tyrant state of mass-hole-chew-zits
I would never under any circumstances take my child to Boston Children's after this terrible crime on their part. The hospital was not just wrong, they were heavy-handed and destructive in insisting upon getting their way. When a bureaucrat's pride is more important than a child's life, it's time to boycott the hospital forever.
Case closure is like a russian roulette wheel. Spin it and if any party object the state maintains control. Only if all parties agree to closure there is a chance that the judge will close it.
I'm betting her condition has deteriorated to the point where she is about to die and will be dead before she's returned.
“”The parents first act should be to move her out of Massachusetts.
The second act should be to resume the medical care which was working for her before.
The third act should be to sue EVERYBODY involved.””
The first two have already been accomplished - she was moved back to CT a couple of weeks ago (to a state facility)and Tufts has resumed her care - the care Boston Children’s Hospital objected to. NOW she needs to be moved back into her home with family.
We hope the last step will be accomplished and for big bucks!!
I’m an board with you there. Criminal acts and malfeasance in office need to be met with consequences that hurt. Prison time alone doesn’t cut it when they know they will be set for life when they’re released.
“The third act should be to sue EVERYBODY involved. “
Exactly! The malefactors here need to be jailed, particularly the arrogant doctors at Boston Children’s. The idea that they can successfully take your child without any due process is chilling. Actually, if it were me, I’d get out of CT before the lawsuits are filed because it’s a mini- Marxist $hit hole too. I’d be concerned that CT might be a friend of the court for their “buddies” in the People’s Republic of Massoftwoshits.
Governments at all levels are beginning to understand that when Liberty Counsel gets involved, it’s simply best to concede. LC doesn’t win every case, but they lose very, very few.
and one massive, crippling, shut the dump down lawsuit..
America in the old days.
Graphic but true.
I like the sound of that! lol
What I don’t get about this is that she was under the care of Tufts, which is a highly credible medical establishment.
The accusation of “medical child abuse” was directed as much at, indeed even more at, Tufts than at the family. Since the family was relying on the Tufts diagnosis and prescriptions in its decision making.
I’d think with it’s reputation that much at stake Tufts would have had it’s lawyers filing all sorts of suits against Children’s.
The HHS will claim final authority anyway, and will likely tie such a release with all manner of contingencies and conditions for release - basically a probation.
This case makes me so damn mad!
This is about judges and politicians protecting a Hospital from malpractice charges.
Many folks belong in prison over this!
“o what changed their idiotic minds?”
The child became increasingly ill under state care and may die.
Correct. MA murdered her.
That’s a huge problem we have with government at all levels.
The people that occupy positions of authority within the bureaucracy cannot, in most cases, be held personally accountable for destroying someone’s life.
If there is no mechanism within the system for individual punishment and accountability, and I mean repaying the aggrieved citizen from the bureaucrat’s personal wealth,
then someone is going to “go Bowman” on them.
Children’s Hospital is involved in EVIL.
There was no informed consent agreed to. NONE.
is there going to be any non-disclosure, no-law-suit
Actually, Children's is a non-profit and so falls under the MA charitable cap of $20,000 on damages. The idiot psychiatric doctors, however, are not individually so protected!