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Justina Pelletier

Dissenters in a One-Party Statehouse – Massachusetts Legislature

Jeff Jacoby  By votes so lopsided they were practically unanimous, 144-7 in the House and 38-1 in the Senate, the Massachusetts Legislature last week approved a $36.5 billion budget for fiscal 2015, the largest in state history. The puny band of Republicans who voted against the budget — Senator Robert Hedlund and Representatives James Lyons,

Thomas Sowell: It’s America’s Birthday…

 Birthdays are supposed to be times for celebration and gift-giving. But America’s upcoming birthday on the Fourth of July is a time when the gift most needed is an urgent warning about the dangers of losing the things that have made this country America — and have long made “America” a ringing word of freedom,

˜Justina’s Law’ Introduced in Wake of Pelletier Nightmare

Matt Barber  It’s hard to determine where the tragedy begins and the travesty ends. It’s a story that has gripped and enraged a nation. It’s a sordid tale of governmental tyranny, child imprisonment and endangerment, harmful and unethical medical experimentation, as well as a number of gross conflicts of interest. This is the story of

Justina Pelletier belongs with her family, Massachusetts DCF says in legal motion

 The fate of a 16-year-old Connecticut girl at the center of a major medical custody dispute is in the hands of a Massachusetts judge, now that Bay State children’s advocates have conceded Justina Pelletier should be returned to her family. In a controversial move, Pelletier was placed in the custody of the Massachusetts Department of

Justina Pelletier makes tearful plea to judge, asking to go home

 Justina Pelletier, the Connecticut teen taken from her family more than a year ago by Massachusetts officials after her parents took her to a hospital for help, made a tearful plea to the Bay State family court judge who holds her fate in his hands. In the 45-second, videotaped plea, first posted on a Facebook page set

Who Owns Our Kids Anyway? – The Justina Pelletier Story

Chuck Norris  On Valentine’s Day 2013, the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families took into emergency custody then-14-year-old Justina Pelletier because the doctors at Tufts Medical Center and doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital collided over the diagnosis of her rare medical condition. But when medical egos and battles lead to a child’s being torn from

Bay State Gov. Patrick dodges questions, chance to ˜Free Justina’

Raquel Okyay The governor of Massachusetts refuses to address why state agency is holding severely ailing Connecticut teen hostage for 14 months instead of sending her home to be in the care of her family and her doctors. “If Justina Pelletier dies in the state’s care, that’s on the hands of Gov. Deval L. Patrick,” said