Thursday, February 27, 2014

A National Outrage: Father of 15-Year-Old at Center of Boston Children's Controversy Says, 'We're Fighting Evil"

Lou Pelletier says his family is a “wreck” after a judge ruled Monday that his daughter, 15-year-old Justina Pelletier, will be placed into foster care for the time being.

“We’re fighting corruption. We’re fighting evil,” he told TheBlaze’s Lis Klimas, adding that the case is a “national outrage.”

Lou and his family have been engaged in a legal battle for over a year in an attempt to regain custody of Justina. It began when physicians at Boston Children’s Hospital concluded that Justina has somataform disorder, a physiological condition, not mitochondrial disease. After Lou and his wife, Linda, objected, citing Justina’s diagnosis and extensive treatment for mitochondrial disease by doctors at Tufts Medical Center, the Department of Children and Families was brought in and they lost custody of their daughter.

Mat Staver, the founder and Chairman of the Liberty Counsel, told Beck that in his 27 years of practicing law, he has “never seen anything like this.”

First, he said, he’s never seen a case where a family following the expert medical advice of one group of physicians over another can lose their daughter for 13 months. He’s also never seen anything like the gag order placed on the family. And he’s never seen a situation where the media and additional legal counsel have been so thoroughly blocked from the case.

Essentially, he said, the state wants to keep the case “quiet” and “kick the can down the road,” so to speak.

Full Article and Source:
A National Outrage:  Father of 15-Year Old at Center of Boston Children's Controversy Says, 'We're Fighting Evil."

See Also:
Justina Goes to Foster Care, Her Mom is Rushed to Hospital - Pelletiers Still Denied Custody


Thelma said...

And we thought lawyers were the bad guys!

Anonymous said...

I don't think they're fighting evil per say, but instead it's all about money and power.

StandUp said...

Support for this family continues to grow and I hope the national outrage is heard loud and clear!

Norma said...

I am glad to see the increased press coverage for this family.

I am outraged, with everybody else.

Cheryl said...

Praying for this family...