Lou Pelletier, Justina’s father, has released a photo of a portion of an incriminating letter he says Justina wrote and snuck to them during one of their recent visits.
Obtained from Personhood USA and reported by TheBlaze, the haunting letter contains insight as to how she is being treated while in DCF imprisonment.
“‘They hurt me all the time push me all the time and more,’ the purported note from Justina Pelletier says. It also says ‘[they] do not let me sleep vary [sic] much. ‘Hury [sic]!’”
“She’s being allowed to be tortured in this country, I’ll leave it at that.”
The Pelletiers have been cautious about being too outspoken because of prior backlash from the DCF.
Rev. Patrick Mahoney, the Pelletier’s spokesperson, said in a statement….
“‘This shocking note reveals for the first time, in Justina’s own words, how she is being abused by Massachusetts DCF. The Pelletiers are devastated to see how their daughter is being mistreated while under the custody of the State of Massachusetts.
Sadly, Justina’s own words paint a picture of mistreatment by DCF that we can see for ourselves. Fourteen months ago, when she was removed from her home, she was taking part in ice-skating competitions and living an active life. Under the care of DCF, she is now in a wheelchair and can barely walk. She has not been allowed to attend church, and has not been given her individualized education program which is required by federal law.’”
These alarming statements should raise the ire of every parent over the egregious violations of civil rights being inflicted on Justina and the Pelletier family.
On Monday, Linda and Lou Pelletier filed a Habeas Corpus pleading with the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court against the unlawful detention of their daughter, Justina Pelletier.
The Petition argues that DCF has no authority to hold Justina and that DCF’s actions violate the constitutionally protected rights of parents, among other things.
The detailed Petition and Memorandum of Law requests that Justina be released from the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) and be returned to the custody of her parents, Lou and Linda Pelletier.
The Liberty Counsel legal team has been diligently working on this case. We believe this is a battle worth fighting on behalf of the Pelletiers and parents nationwide!
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In “progressive” America, when parents disagree with doctors and the state steps in – in too many cases the state acts as though it has unquestioned superiority over the parents’ rights.
This case comes down to the simple fact that new doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital, who had no experience with Justina, came up with a different diagnosis than her expert treating physicians at Tufts Medical Center. The state cannot take children from their parents when the parents make reasonable choices for their medical care. This case is outrageous.
Bureaucrats who arrogantly believe they are god-like and know what’s better for children than their parents have visited all of these nightmarish scenarios upon the Lou Pelletier family.
Every parent and grandparent in the nation should pay careful attention to what is happening in this outrageous case!
LifeNews Note: Mat Staver is the Chairman of Liberty Counsel Action and Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel.