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Justina Pelletierís Family Promises to Sue Massachusetts for Abducting Their Daughter
life news ^ | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 06/19/2014 6:50:05 PM PDT by Morgana

The family of Justina Pelletier, the teenage girl at the center of a national parental rights dispute, vows to pursue legal action against the state of Massachusetts for what they say was essentially an abduction of their daughter.

Earlier this week, Massachusetts Juvenile Court Judge Joseph Johnston signed the order for Justina to go home following a 16-month dispute between her family and state officials. Lou Pelletier said in a text message, “This battle has been finally won. The WAR will not be won until we stop this from happening to ALL CHILDREN!!”

justinapelletier23Pelletier, said, “It’s an unbelievably emotional day… I’m still shellshocked. It has been 16 months of torture, but finally justice is being done.”

The first order of business for the family is to get Justina well and evaluate her after her treatment, or lack therof, by state officials. In her sixteen months under the “care” of the state, Justina Pelletier’s health deteriorated from being a vibrant figure skater to being confined to a wheelchair, unable to walk on her own. Pelletier says his daughter has “no feeling at all below her hips” and is now confined to a wheelchair.

In a picture, right, her father is shown having to carry her into their home.

Next, they are considering legal action. The Pelletiers are pursuing legal action against the Massachusetts officials who took custody of Justina.

“There’s going to be a Justina law,” because hospitals are “taking kids, using DCF to be their little wing man,” Pelletier said. “I’m going to be the guy that’s going to change that.”

Asked whether officials from the Connecticut Department of Children and Families had contacted him, Pelletier said the agency is “not in the picture, never wanted to be in the picture, will never be in the picture … no more government agencies.”

“They’re all gone, the case is shut down, the case is closed,” Liberty Counsel attorney Staver said.

Although the recent focus has been on getting Justina home, Staver said Liberty Counsel would continue to work with the family and weigh possible legal action against Massachusetts medical and state officials.

Lou Pelletier told MailOnline that he will not mince words now that he is no longer gagged and Justina is home.

“I am still very angry at the psychiatrists, Boston Children’s Hospital, and the Department of Families and Children for putting Justina through this. My daughter was used as a lab rat, a cruel experiment.

They tried to gag me, to prevent me from telling what was going on. Can you imagine what would have happened to Justina if I hadn’t gone public?

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Her condition has deteriorated terribly since she was taken from us. She’s no longer doing jumping jacks and ice skating, she is paralyzed.”

Staver, in an email to LifeNews, said “the joy of Justina’s homecoming is dampened by a harsh reality. This young women has endured a torturous ordeal forced upon her by a powerful state agency which has left her physically and emotionally handicapped.”

“If you were in the Pelletier’s shoes, you would doubtless wage an aggressive legal fight to obtain justice. That’s exactly what we did, and we are continuing to do, on the Pelletier family’s behalf,” he added. “This case has opened our eyes to a much larger problem of government agencies overreaching across the nation. Parental rights are being violated!”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: justinapelletier; munchausenbyproxy; prolife; somatoformdisorder
Hell yea they should sue! They should also tar and feather the people who took Justina.
1 posted on 06/19/2014 6:50:05 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

I hope they get billions.


2 posted on 06/19/2014 6:52:57 PM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: Skooz
Why settle for billions, when they could get millions?
3 posted on 06/19/2014 6:54:10 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: Skooz

AMEN!!!


4 posted on 06/19/2014 6:55:07 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Skooz

It’s our billions.

They need to be compensated, but more importantly, a whole bunch of officious bureaucrats need to be fired and lose their fat pensions.


5 posted on 06/19/2014 6:56:21 PM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: Morgana

Good!!! Nanny states should be held responsible for the idiotic things they do.


6 posted on 06/19/2014 6:57:34 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: Morgana

I so agree.


7 posted on 06/19/2014 6:58:22 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Morgana

They don’t have a prayer in the state courts.Who knows how they’d do in Federal court!


8 posted on 06/19/2014 6:58:29 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: SkyDancer

Best news of the day!


9 posted on 06/19/2014 6:58:31 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: ClearCase_guy

Money aside, the only way to truly prevent this from happening again is to put every government and medical person in Ma. who was somehow responsible for this miscarriage In Jail...For life...No parole...


10 posted on 06/19/2014 6:59:30 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Morgana

They should sue and destroy the individuals in .gov. Totally destroy as in take all assets and jail until 200 years. Suing the state punishes those who did not neccessiraly agree.


11 posted on 06/19/2014 7:01:56 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Just doing laps around the sun and shaking my head that progressives can believe what they do!)
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To: henkster

A whole bunch of officials need to be jailed, fined, stripped of wealth and, perhaps, executed. Only when the ultimate punishment is available, and seriously used, will these “officials” get the message that they shall not rule their employers.


12 posted on 06/19/2014 7:04:46 PM PDT by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: SkyDancer

Not the “state” -

the INDIVIDUAL PERSONS that made the decisions and directives need to be personally sued and criminally charged with kidnapping.


13 posted on 06/19/2014 7:06:22 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Morgana
No one deserves to win a lawsuit more than the Pelletiers.
May they own the state of Massachusetts when it's done!
14 posted on 06/19/2014 7:06:49 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Morgana

I want the names of the medical “professionals” who kidnaped this kid. I want them publicized and their careers ruined.


15 posted on 06/19/2014 7:07:08 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: TigersEye

Agree!! Godspeed to this family.


16 posted on 06/19/2014 7:07:56 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Morgana
“This case has opened our eyes to a much larger problem of government agencies overreaching across the nation. Parental rights are being violated!”

Absolutely right!

This is a very good case which to litigate because the morality as well as the law should be firmly on the side of the parents, a sort of a reverse of the hard cases make bad law Maxim, this says, good cases make good law.

It's well for us to step back and understand what gives the left the occasion to intrude into the family and disrupt the way it functions. We know the left is motivated by an unquenchable thirst for power and we know further that the left is motivated by an ineluctable compulsion to destroy the family unit as a building block of society so that the left can remake society apart from family values.

But the occasion for these intrusions is served up by our culture. What gives Michelle Obama the right to dictate childrens' menus in schools? The left will tell us that these kids go to school hungry, that the family is not properly providing for them, that single mother homes provide neither the nutrition nor the knowledge to keep kids healthy. In other words the family is failing so the state must step in to protect the children and the more the state steps in the more the family will fail.

If we have burgeoning bastardy rates in America, up to 70% in some ethnic groups, we are going to have inevitable social dislocation. If we have a flood of impoverished, uneducated, illiterate, illegal immigrants we can expect social disintegration to accelerate. Wherever the left can exploit a need which it itself creates with its own policies such as open immigration or the welfare state in general, it will do so to enlarge itself as well as to hold itself out as the rescuers of children.


17 posted on 06/19/2014 7:12:13 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Morgana

Sue that criminal judge for everything he has while they are at it.


18 posted on 06/19/2014 7:26:28 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: Morgana

Sue them and get that no good judge off the bench.


19 posted on 06/19/2014 7:47:47 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Morgana

Some bureaucrats should go to prison.


20 posted on 06/19/2014 7:54:24 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Morgana

Squeeze their nuts until gold bullion comes out.


21 posted on 06/19/2014 7:59:25 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Thumper1960
A whole bunch of officials need to be jailed, fined, stripped of wealth and, perhaps, executed

A public horesewhipping would work.

22 posted on 06/19/2014 8:22:56 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: lightman

Massachusetts pfft.


23 posted on 06/19/2014 8:42:30 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: MrB

Where is the picture of the doctor, who was in practice only 7 months, who started all this horrific mess.

Start by suing him for all he’s worth and his licence to practice.


24 posted on 06/19/2014 8:48:21 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Morgana

It needs to go class action. This hospital has a bad habit of doing this.


25 posted on 06/19/2014 9:03:51 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Morgana
Hell yea they should sue! They should also tar and feather the people who took Justina.

The proper punishment for what was done does not involve tar or feathers. For *THIS* kind of "gross indifference to a human life", for the sake of a not-so-hidden agenda, the requisite remedy involves a length of stout hemp rope (after a fair trial, of course...)

the infowarrior

26 posted on 06/19/2014 9:13:49 PM PDT by infowarrior
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To: Morgana

Go for it.

Of course, the state will spend the next 20 years trying to find the real abductors.


27 posted on 06/19/2014 9:44:24 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Morgana

Good. I hope they recover tens of millions from Massachusetts.


28 posted on 06/20/2014 3:26:47 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: muir_redwoods; chiefqc

“I want the names of the medical “professionals” who kidnaped this kid. “

“Where is the picture of the doctor, who was in practice only 7 months, who started all this horrific mess.”

5 will get you 10 the rookie doctor that did this has a name like Mohammed or Achemd. Either that or he’s got a red dot on his forehead if you know what I mean. Considering that last few times I was in the ER most doctors looked as if they needed a green card and did not speak Engrish I am will to bet money the doctor in question is one of these dudes.

I could be totally wrong in my assumption but past experience has told me otherwise.


29 posted on 06/20/2014 4:43:06 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

The family has a good case that the hospital has a history of doing this - including blaming mitrochondrial disease on psychosomatic illness.

“In another case, the hospital tried to take custody of Jessica Hilliard’s son Gabriel, who is being treated for mitochondrial disease. Hilliard said, “The fact that Children’s has so much power that they can get us in trouble with a totally different hospital across the city is appalling.”


30 posted on 06/20/2014 6:54:41 AM PDT by tbw2
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