Saturday, March 1, 2014

Justina Pelletier

A couple nights ago, I found out something that made my blood boil with outrage. If you have heard about Justina Pelletier, you know what I'm talking about. Here's the story.

Justina Pelletier, a 15-year-old from West Hartford, Conn., is in the fight of her life. After being diagnosed and treated for a rare genetic disorder, Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) overruled the diagnosis and said it was “all just in her head.” When Justina’s parents refused to stop her treatment, BCH assumed custody of Justina and locked her up in the psych ward — against her parents’ wishes. Shouldn’t the parents of this young girl have the right to make decisions regarding her welfare?

This is outrageous, it really is. How can the government take a girl from her own family? She's been in foster care for a year now and she is only able to see her parents an hour a week. What kind of country do we live in that has a government that takes kids from their parents?!
I'm really mad about this right now. Please keep Justina and her parents in your prayers.