Save Our State of Massachusetts
Today Representative Jim Lyons (R-Andover) offered a bipartisan resolution calling on the Department of Children and Families to remand Justina Pelletier to the care of her parents. Lyons offered the non-binding resolution using Rule 24 of the house. The clerk read the resolution, and immediately the Chairman of the House Committee on Post Audit and Oversight David Linsky rose to object.
Linsky also has refused to hold hearings into the matter, deferring to the courts. There have been many people standing in the way of reuniting Justina Pelletier with her loving parents, today it was David Linsky.
If you would like to contact Representative Linsky his phone number is 617-722-2575.
Justina Pelletier, a 15 year old resident of Connecticut, was receiving treatment by Dr. Korson at Tufts, for mitochondrial disease, a very rare disorder, when she was sent to Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) for a consult and was seized by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF). Justina’s parents, and 3 older sisters, have spent the last 13-months and counting, traveling from Connecticut to Massachusetts for their ONCE A WEEK, ONE-HOUR, SUPERVISED visits while under a GAG ORDER from the court. All the while the family watched as their youngest daughter’s health deteriorated from that of a once active teenager who took part in figure skating competitions, to one who is unable to walk and currently confined to a wheel chair. Why? Because the treating doctor at BCH determined that the rare medical condition that was being successfully treated at Tufts didn’t exist. After several days of giving BCH doctors the benefit of the doubt, the Pelletier opted to have their daughter discharged to go back to the care she had received at Tufts. That’s when security guards came from every direction and Justina and her family’s lives would forever change.
(Read more gruesome details here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cristy-balcells/first-do-no-harm-how-we-f_b_4843997.html), and read here about another family’s nightmare with BCH and
Justina was abruptly pulled off vital medications, including pain killers and critical vitamins and would spend the next 13 months and continuing, in a locked down psych ward at BCH where she still remains a “ward of the state”. Ironically, this was when the real abuse would begin, but DCF would charge Lou and Linda Pelletier with “medical child abuse” for following the diagnosis and treatment prescribed at Tufts. Lou Pelletier “It’s David against Goliath. I am fighting the DCF and Harvard University – and their pockets are deeper than mine.”
News alert: THERE IS NO OTHER SIDE TO THIS STORY. No one wants to believe this story can really happen, and everyone it doesn’t happen to, never believes it, or believes there’s another side to it that makes it justifiable. Believe it, become familiar with it, treat it as though it were happening in your own family, and STOP what is happening to hundreds of families that deal with similar horrific nightmares BEFORE it happens to you, and to prevent it from happening to anybody else.
Ironically, while Lou Pelletier gave his statement to our legislators at the State House, Governor Patrick, just back from his vacation in Costa Rica, was on the news holding baby black bears and returning them to their parents in the woods. Here are 3 sisters that would like their baby sister returned to them:
As for DCF and our court system, it is a plague on hundreds of families on so many levels from ripping children from loving homes and causing untold damage to them and their families, to leaving the most abused and vulnerable children in the highest of risk situations. What is it going to take to stop the atrocities being committed daily by these unaccountable entities that are acting in direct opposition to what they are charged to do? EVERYONE should participate and DEMAND that both these entities be investigated and reformed, but if you do nothing else, please sign the petition to end at least this Family’s nightmare.
“It is unfathomable that this barbaric overreach by a state agency is taking place in America – and in the city that launched the fight for American liberty, of all places. Please, take a minute to add your name to the End the Pelletier Nightmare petition at: http://libertycounsel.com/2014/02/end-the-pelletier-nightmare/
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Make no mistake, Children’s started this, but could have gotten no where without DCF, and they could neither gain authority nor custody of Justina if not sanctioned, and facilitated by the courts. And please, make no mistake, if you take Children’s out of the equation, and substitute it with other hospitals, a disgruntled spouse, a vindictive ex, a custody battle, or any other imaginative false narrative, this nightmare pervades hundreds of families’ lives across this state. The Massachusetts state legislature are being called on to intervene and begin a thorough investigation of the abuses visited upon the Pelletier family (and others) by the DCF, and the courts, and your voice and action are needed now. Please find contact information for your legislators in the side panels of this site’s Home Page.