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The good news is that the Pelletier family recently delivered over 700 “Get Well” cards to Justina. They were sent from very faithful supporters of the Pelletiers and friends of Liberty Counsel.

The sad news is that Justina’s condition is rapidly deteriorating under DCF’s medical and psychological abuse. The Pelletier family is extremely concerned over Justina’s weakening state.

On Good Friday, Justina Pelletier was delivered cards adorned with encouraging scripture and powerful messages of hope from concerned Americans across the country. Thank you to all of you who participated.

Lou Pelletier, Justina’s father, told us that Justina saw the mountain of cards and read several of the messages to her. She is encouraged by this amazing outpouring of love and support. I must tell you that my wife Anita and I were deeply moved as we read through the hundreds of strong personalized messages. How appropriate that on Good Friday, Christians from all over the nation demonstrated Christ’s love with the caring messages contained in these cards.

Lou Pelletier: “Justina is physically and mentally dying.”

Even so, sadly Mr. Pelletier had a very somber assessment of Justina’s condition following the family’s visitation time this weekend, which miraculously did include a last-minute approved Easter Sunday visit. He reports:

“Justina is in a world of hurt. She is physically and mentally dying. She doesn’t have much longer.” He wonders how much more DCF “abuse” she’ll be able to endure. He contends that Justina is still undergoing behavior modification therapies, which includes drug-induced treatments. He knows that “Justina is being tortured.”

Since Massachusetts Juvenile Court Judge Joseph Johnston remanded Justina into permanent DCF custody, she has only once returned to Tufts Medical Center where she was receiving effective treatments for her rare disorder. Dr. Korman, Justina’s original attending physician, is calling for weekly treatments to restore her health. The DCF has refused Dr. Korman’s request, countering with proposed monthly visits.

We all fear the DCF’s limited course of treatments at Tufts will prove to be too little too late.

This case is quickly becoming a matter of life or death.

I am asking you to fervently pray for the Pelletier family, for our legal team, and the unfolding judicial process. We are working to have this gross abuse of the rights of the Pelletier family stopped immediately.

We are exhausting all legal means to get Justina returned to her family and given proper medical care in a timely manner before Justina’s health deteriorates any further.

Justina is being treated worse than an accused terrorist!

Allow me to put that statement into perspective. Michael Graham reported this news in the Boston Herald:

“U.S. District Court Judge George O’Toole Jr. ruled Wednesday that accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the now-20-year-old, charged with four deaths and injuring more than 260 people should be able to see his sisters without an FBI agent present.” He is allowed unsupervised visitation.

Justina is being housed in a Wayside Youth and Family Facility in Framingham, MA. The facility allows family visitation for any occupant – except Justina because of a DCF mandate. Therefore, Justina is transported to a DCF office for the one-hour weekly visitation with her family, which is overseen by 2-3 DCF officials and, get this, an armed police officer.

An alleged terrorist responsible for the deaths and maiming of innocent people is getting better treatment from the state than Justina, who is not guilty of any wrongdoing.

Due to these overbearing DCF visitation restrictions, the Pelletiers must complete their one-hour weekly visit with Justina and then remove anything they carry into the visitation.

That includes the hundreds of “Get Well” cards that we sent to her – and the ones still to be delivered. Many of those cards will be awaiting Justina when, prayerfully, she is able to return home.

For now, Justina remains a ward of the state. This experience has left the Pelletier family to endure the trauma of their daughter being virtually imprisoned by the DCF while she suffers extreme emotional distress and deteriorating health.

Lou Pelletier has described his family’s ordeal as being like “David vs. Goliath.”

We are diligently working to take down this Goliath-sized state agency, which condescendingly and arrogantly claims to be acting in Justina’s best interest.

If you are able, please consider a special gift today to help offset Liberty Counsel’s expenses in mounting this defense and for other cases we are litigating.  Please go here to help.

God bless you for your prayers and support of the Pelletier family and the Liberty Counsel legal team.

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  • peteykins

    Liberty Council wins again!

  • tlsjrsjas2011

    I’d go ballistic… break her out. If we get enough people they could do it. This is ridiculous, and she can’t even keep the cards of encouragement?

    BULLSHIT

    • thisoldspouse

      I have to agree. If we were even half the country we were in our first Century, even a few decades into our second, there is no way that citizens would stand for this. They would be tarring and feathering these state fascists and kicking them out of the state.

    • thisoldspouse

      I have to agree. If we were even half the country we were in our first Century, even a few decades into our second, there is no way that citizens would stand for this. They would be tarring and feathering these state fascists and kicking them out of the state.

    • thisoldspouse

      I have to agree. If we were even half the country we were in our first Century, even a few decades into our second, there is no way that citizens would stand for this. They would be tarring and feathering these state fascists and kicking them out of the state.

    • thisoldspouse

      I have to agree. If we were even half the country we were in our first Century, even a few decades into our second, there is no way that citizens would stand for this. They would be tarring and feathering these state fascists and kicking them out of the state.

      • tlsjrsjas2011

        We NEED to start fighting. For our children, for their future.

        child services is killing this girl.

        • sagecreek

          “Break her out…we NEED to start fighting”…SNORF.

          What are you going to do, storm the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families with your shotgun? And if so, can I watch?

          It’s a horrible story all the way around, but I don’t think such histrionic language contributes much to the debate.

          I cannot post the link here, but there’s a really good, long Boston Globe piece on this, published last Dec 16 — by Swiden and Wen, you should be able to find it by googling.

          • thisoldspouse

            What is your solution, Sage?

          • sagecreek

            I don’t know. I don’t live in Massachusetts — obviously the people there need to mount a hue and cry and get their elected representatives on to this.

          • thisoldspouse

            When someone says, “no, you cannot have your child,” without ultimate recourse, and time is of the essence, something has to give. It has to.

          • thisoldspouse

            What is your solution, Sage?

    • thisoldspouse

      I have to agree. If we were even half the country we were in our first Century, even a few decades into our second, there is no way that citizens would stand for this. They would be tarring and feathering these state fascists and kicking them out of the state.

    • thisoldspouse

      I have to agree. If we were even half the country we were in our first Century, even a few decades into our second, there is no way that citizens would stand for this. They would be tarring and feathering these state fascists and kicking them out of the state.

    • Martin Rizley

      This does look like a situation of an innocent person held against her will by lawless captors who threatening her very life; if that is truly the situation here, then it would seem perfectly justified for someone to ‘break her out’ of there by some ingenious plan of action, if that were possible.

      • sagecreek

        No, because we are a nation that respects the rule of law. If the agency is overstepping, if the judge screwed up, then there are remedies under law for that.

        • Martin Rizley

          No, there are not always “remedies” within the bounds of the law for rescuing people whose lives are in immediate danger. Sometimes the only remedy is to break the existing law and rescue such helpless individuals them from lawless criminals who have been authorized by corrupt judges to commit atrocities. Just ask Corrie Ten Boom and other brave individuals like her who sheltered Jews in their homes and sought to get them out of Nazi-occupied territory during WWII. They did not cooperate with man’s law regarding the Jews; they broke it in order to save human lives. The Hebrew midwives who refused to cooperate with Pharaoh’s genocidal mandate in Exodus 1:15-21 broke man’s law, and they were commended by God for their disobedience to it. So I disagree that man’s law merits unqualified obedience from us. There are times when it must be broken– when the rule of law itself has broken down. That appears to be what has happened in Boston. What law gives authorization to a hospital to hold an innocent person hostage against her will and to commit the other atrocities that this hospital is committing against Justin Pelletier? It sounds to me the rule of law has broken down– the hospital is engaging in the outright criminal activity of kidnapping, and thereby, it is putting a child’s life in imminent danger. This is a total outrage, and I believe that it would be more than justified for people to rescue this child in violation of the judge’s order if some audacious rescue plan could be carried out safely and successfully. We are talking about a human life in imminent danger of perishing, if the reports are accurate. How can man’s law or the ruling of a corrupt judge trump that patent violation of the law of God?

          • sagecreek

            Sure, Martin, go storm the building with guns. And you’ll go to jail for domestic terrorism (appropriately) and Justina will still not be free.

            And can we please stop for the rest of the day with the inappropriate equivalences to the Holocaust? Silly Ms. Higgins kind of took care of that one for today.

          • Martin Rizley

            Let’s see if you remain so smug about my silly ‘extremism’ and my comparisons of this situation to Nazi mistreatment of the Jews if Justina Pelletier actually dies in DCF custody, away from her parents who love her. If the situation is as described– an innocent girl being held against her will in a hospital under constant police surveillance, denied all rights, denied education, religious services, and a clergy visit, denied parental visits except for one hour a week, etc., then it truly sounds as bad to me as the human-right denying policies of the Nazi fascists. I mean, don’t you have an American bone in your body? Don’t you recognize tyranny when you see it? By the way, I did not say go in with guns blazing. I said, if there was a way for people to find an ingenious method to get her out of there safely and successfully (sneak her out through a window, for example) they should do it, regardless of what the judge has ruled. It sounds to me like they have turned that hospital– or at least the floor where Justina is being held hostage– into a veritable fortress. It would be very hard for someone to pull a ‘Sydney Carton’ under those circumstances.

          • sagecreek

            I think if this child were actually in danger of dying, there would be a whole lot more publicity about it. Her parents are upset, naturally, and are making a lot of histrionic statements. I don’t necessarily believe all of them.

            “Don’t you have an American bone in your body?”

            I don’t even know what that means. Is it unAmerican to disagree with you?

          • Martin Rizley

            No; I am implying that it is in the DNA of Americans to value liberty with a passion, and to hold in the greatest contempt any attempt on the part of tyrannical governments to oppress their citizens through an abuse of power. It seems to me that is what is happening here. The difference is that you do not believe the reports, or regard them as exaggerated. I am not so sure they are exaggerated; that is how little confidence I have in the humanity of corrupt judges and bureaucrats.

          • sagecreek

            So, since you value liberty with a passion, I guess you are a passionate proponent of a woman’s reproductive choices?

            Look, you right wingers really like to pick and choose what you call liberty. So beware of that.

            I don’t know the truth of the Pelletier case. I’m glad I don’t, frankly; it sounds heartbreaking all around. What I am opposed to is this kind of cheap Clint-Eastwood “hey, make my day” violence-inspired rhetoric that is all too common. It’s foolish, it’s non-productive. IMHO. You know what’s American? Respecting the Constitution. Which is pretty rare on Barbwire.

          • Martin Rizley

            I am all for a woman’s reproductive choices– before another human life enters the picture. What I do not believe is that a woman’s choice extends to the option of killing another human being who has already been conceived through an elective abortion. Because at that point, whether she wants to admit it or not, she has a moral obligation to respect the life of a child who has been conceived in her womb, as does the whole society, Why? Because the right to life is one of the unalienable rights that has always been recognized in America. That child is a totally separate human being from its mother from the moment of its conception in the womb– with a different DNA than its mother. Explain one thing to me, if you claim to believe in the Constitution. How is it that a man who kills a pregnant woman in our society can be charged with a double homicide, since he is seen as having deprived two human beings of the right to life; but the woman who was killed could conceivably have taken the life of that same child at the same stage of development in her own womb, with impunity? Can you explain to me the logic in that? If you claim to believe in our American system of government, tell me if you believe that rights are God-given, and that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights– because if you don’t, don’t pretend that you believe in American principles of our government, which are completely grounded on the assertion that human rights are God-given and therefore unalienable, and that human governments are under divine obligation to function within the limits set by “the laws of nature and nature’s God.”

          • Chloe Blue

            Very well said.

          • Chloe Blue

            Stripping away our human rights is QUITE comparable to all of the holocausts and atrocities that have been committed against many groups of people throughout history.

        • kathleen clark

          hope you dont have any children sage dss cps would have a fieeld day with u

          • sagecreek

            They’re both in college on full academic scholarships. You’re right, I’m a terrible parent ;)

          • thisoldspouse

            No doubt, they’re (fill-in-the-blank)-studies majors.

  • sagecreek

    They really should have hired some real lawyers.

    • anonymous

      Unfortunately the credentials of the attorneys do not matter. I speak from experience in dealing with the State of Michigan. When the judge in the county that is the overseer of the organized crimes committed by the State of Michigan’s Department of Human Services is the head of the Attorney Ethics Board how many lawyers do you think are going to challenge him? I can tell you the one lawyer that we assisted in how “trial” proceeds in this court so that he won for his client has experienced professional assassination. He didn’t get the memo that you are not supposed to challenge this judge.

      • sagecreek

        Since she is in Massachusetts, I’m not sure how your anecdote relates to anything.

        • thisoldspouse

          Corrupt, autocratic judges are the same everywhere.

          Is that clearer?

        • Chloe Blue

          Massachusetts is just as corrupt, There is a REASON Boston Children’s Hospital is allowed to abduct children in the state of Massachusetts.

    • peteykins

      It’s difficult to imagine who would hire Liberty Council, given their dismal track record of losing almost every case in which they are involved.

  • kathleen clark

    THE DSS CPS IN THIS COUNTRY ARE OUT OF CONTROL STEALING AND LEGAL KIDNAPPING IS NOT THE AMERICAN WAY!THIS NEEDS TO STOP NOW!!!!THIS IS STILL THE USA WE HAVE A CONSTITUTION THAT NEEDS TO BE ADHERED TO JUSTINA DOES NOT BELONG TO THE GOVERNMENT AND BELONGS WITH FAMILY!!! THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM NEEDS TO RECTIFY THIS ABSOLUTE WRONG INFRINGEMENT ON FAMILIES AND RIGHTS NOW!

    • sagecreek

      You couldn’t leave some caps for the rest of us?

      • thisoldspouse

        Agreed. Who’s supposed to enforce these rules here?

    • Laurie Moyer

      Grammar police aside, well said. They ignore the constitutional rights of anyone they want, and they have no accountability for the amount of power they have. Our children are in the hands of power hungry egotistical morons and we the people are sick of it!

      • sagecreek

        Who is “they”?

        Seems like both the right and the left agree that this is a particularly egregious overstep on the part of one judge, Joseph Johnson. One judge. One. Let’s not go all “oh the government is tyrannical” over it.

        • Laurie Moyer

          “They” are CPS

        • kathleen clark

          CPS DSS DCF THEY Are the sick twisted evil ones who control the court system in juvenile and dependency court NEVER call dss dcf cps they will steal your child make up lies anything to get your child and keep them because children are big money to them they even get incentives government kickbacks to steal and adopt your child out This is not an isolated incident of just one judge it is across the country in courtrooms everywhere Closed unconstitutional courts that destroy your rights and do not adhere to any laws……..

          • sagecreek

            Ah, I’m sensing a history here.

        • kathleen clark

          Educate yourself because this is not all oh the government tyranny its a fact look up American Family Rights association Or NAncy Schaeffer the senator of Georgia who was murdered trying to change and expose a sex ring of foster kids by the unjust courts system THSI IS SERIOUS STUFF WHEN THE GOVERNMENT IN THE USA LEGALLY KIDNAP YOUR CHILDREN !

          • sagecreek

            The American Family Rights Assn is certainly no group to be proud of.

    • Laurie Moyer

      Grammar police aside, well said. They ignore the constitutional rights of anyone they want, and they have no accountability for the amount of power they have. Our children are in the hands of power hungry egotistical morons and we the people are sick of it!

  • Janson Smithers

    Her health is declining under their care, THEY SHOULD BE CHARGED & JAILED.

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