Whereas, Justina Pelletier was taken from her family and held for 15 months, and no parent should have to endure what they endured, and
Whereas, Justina’s parents had a choice between two courses of treatment for their daughter, and decided to follow the advice of her physicians at Tufts Medical Center as should be their right, and
Whereas, Massachusetts DCF unilaterally decided however that she should undergo different treatment, prescribed by Boston Children’s Hospital, and forcibly removed her from her parents care until legal and political intervention compelled the state to release her, and
Whereas, Justina’s Bill would allow parents legal protection to follow their chosen doctor prescribed course of action,
Therefore, we the undersigned urge the Joint Committee on the Judiciary to issue a favorable report to HB 1469 and to pass it out of committee to be considered by the full House and Senate.