According to Liberty Counsel:
Justina’s father, Lou Pelletier, recently spoke to the media about this tragic case involving DCF and Boston Children’s Hospital. Seeking to silence the parents, the state has filed a complaint to hold the father in contempt of court for violating an alleged gag order that was never put in writing.
++The Pelletiers’ rights have been grossly violated.
The Founders intended that the Constitution would protect citizens against this kind of government oppression. DCF’s motion for contempt is nothing more than an attempt to prevent the public from learning about the state’s unconstitutional infringement of the Pelletiers’ parental rights.
Further, there is simply no justification for such a gross violation of the public’s access to judicial proceedings.
Before she was admitted to Boston Children’s Hospital, Justina was being treated for mitochondrial disease, a rare genetic disorder, by Dr. Mark Korson, the chief of metabolism at Tufts Medical Center.
At Boston Children’s Hospital, a new doctor – in the seventh month of his internship – changed the working diagnosis from mitochondrial disease to a somatoform disorder, shifting her treatment from a physical to a mental emphasis.
When Lou and Linda Pelletier tried to discharge their daughter the following day, February 14, 2013, and return her to care at Tufts Medical Center, DCF declared Justina to be a “ward of the state” and moved her to a psychiatric ward, where she remained for eleven months!
Today, Justina is confined at Wayside Youth and Family Support, a nonmedical treatment facility. She is suffering every day with excruciating pain, and her health is rapidly declining.
I see this as another broken cog in the wheels of justice. I can't fathom how huge government is becoming. We are sliding into the deep pit of government strangle hold on our private lives.