Desperate to save his daughter’s life, Lou Pelletier defied a judge’s gag order this week when he spoke with Glenn Beck about the custody battle, medical treatment and diagnoses of his 15-year-old daughter Justina Pelletier.
Because Pelletier did what any parent would do, the Massachusetts Department of Children & Families is now moving to have Justina’s dad held in contempt of court.
…The source, who asked to remain anonymous fearing further legal repercussions, said Tuesday the state’s DCF filed that Pelletier be held in contempt of court for breaking the order, using stories on TheBlaze and one that appeared last week in the New York Daily News as evidence.
Pelletier admitted to TheBlaze earlier this week that he wasn’t sure if his speaking out would help his family or hurt it….
See transcript of video at GlennBeck.com, here.
Fifteen year old, Justina Pelletier, was diagnosed a few years ago with mitochondrial disease, a genetic disorder capable of causing weakness and loss of muscle coordination.
In spite of her diagnosis and treatment Justina continued to live a normal life until last year when she caught the flu which ended her up in Boston Children’s Hospital.
This where the Pelletier’s nightmare begins as things take a strange turn courtesy of overreach and the nanny state.
At Boston Children’s Hospital, Justina was re-diagnosed by another group of doctors with somatoform disorder.
The team of doctors then told Justina’s parents that they could not remove their daughter out of the hospital. The hospital called DCF, had the parents escorted out of the hospital by security and four days later the Pelletiers lost custody of their daughter. They have been fighting to regain custody of Justina ever since. See my November 23, 2013 post entitled “Boston med facility assumes custody of teen because parents disagree with diagnosis.”
Learn more about how you can help the Pelletier family HERE.