Skip to comments.Justina Pelletierís Family Promises to Sue Massachusetts for Abducting Their Daughter
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, Its an unbelievably emotional day Im 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 Pelletiers 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.
Theres going to be a Justina law, because hospitals are taking kids, using DCF to be their little wing man, Pelletier said. Im going to be the guy thats 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.
Theyre 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 Childrens 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 hadnt gone public?
Click here to sign up for daily pro-life news alerts from LifeNews.com
Her condition has deteriorated terribly since she was taken from us. Shes no longer doing jumping jacks and ice skating, she is paralyzed.
Staver, in an email to LifeNews, said the joy of Justinas 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 Pelletiers shoes, you would doubtless wage an aggressive legal fight to obtain justice. Thats exactly what we did, and we are continuing to do, on the Pelletier familys 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!
I hope they get billions.
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.
Good!!! Nanny states should be held responsible for the idiotic things they do.
I so agree.
They don’t have a prayer in the state courts.Who knows how they’d do in Federal court!
Best news of the day!
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...
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.
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.
Not the “state” -
the INDIVIDUAL PERSONS that made the decisions and directives need to be personally sued and criminally charged with kidnapping.
I want the names of the medical “professionals” who kidnaped this kid. I want them publicized and their careers ruined.
Agree!! Godspeed to this family.
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.
Sue that criminal judge for everything he has while they are at it.
Sue them and get that no good judge off the bench.
Some bureaucrats should go to prison.