Justina Pelletier


Justina and her parents


I haven’t been following this case closely, but I’m beginning to pay attention.


It’s difficult, thus far, to see it as other than an outrage.  On several levels:





  • peredehuit

    As I read her story, it seems too bizarre to be true. The report in the Globe is pretty good too: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/12/16/month-medical-ordeal-conclusion-still-uncertain/Y7qvYTGsq8QklkxUZvuUgP/story.html

    Since there is no definitive means to test for the diagnosed psychiatric condition, the state has far too much power in this situation.

  • Yvonne Reimann Jacobs

    This is the chilling but inevitable result of the progressive/statist mindset that elevates statist control of children above parental rights. (For example, Hillary Clinton’s “It Takes a Village,” and Common Core advocate Paul Reville, who recently stated “the children belong to all of us.”)

    Parental rights are under attack in this country on a regular basis. What has happened to Justina and her parents is a despicable outrage, but it is not the first of its kind, nor will it be the last. We should not take any of our rights for granted.