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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:
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.
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.
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