This post is not JUST about ‘Justina’. It is about we need to hook up with one another, all of our social media resources, family and friends. We need to get the Parental Rights Amendment passed in as many states as we can!
The liberty of parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their children is a fundamental right.
Parental Rights are being eroded. Parentalrights.org is fighting for the rights of parents to raise their children as they see fit. Parents all over America are losing their rights and don’t even know it. If you care about your rights as a parent, please share this video with your family and friends. Featuring 3 reenactments based on real cases, “Overruled” is a shocking 35-minute docudrama that exposes how the rights of parents in America are being eroded and what you can do to turn the tide.
Justina Pelletier, the 15-year-old Connecticut girl who was taken into custody by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families on Feb. 15, 2013 – more than a year ago – because her parents and doctor disagreed with a new diagnosis issued by a doctor at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH).
Justina was diagnosed in 2012 with mitochondrial disease, a condition in which the cells are unable efficiently to produce the necessary energy for sustaining the body. It is a hereditary condition which she shares with her older sister. Through a special diet and supplements, Justina’s mito was under control, allowing her to do the things a normal teen would do, including her favorite: ice skating.
Then she got the flu, and was sent to BCH where her gastroenterologist has privileges. But when she got there, the hospital refused to let her see her specialist. Instead, a new doctor denied her treatment for her pain and other symptoms and sent in the psychiatric team instead. Justina was diagnosed with somatoform disorder – a psychiatric condition in which she is only imagining her health symptoms – and moved to the psychiatric wing.
Ultimately, the answer lies in adopting the Parental Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution to forever protect this right of parents to be the first, best line of defense for their children’s interests.
Here’s how you can help:
1. Sign the petition at ParentalRights.org
2. Tell others about this post and movement. Spread the word as we increase our voice in Congress.
3. Write your local paper and blog etc.
4. Contact your Congressman. Check out what is going on in your state, then click “support” or “oppose” (if highlighted) for details on how to get involved today!
* Alabama does not have a state statute that explicitly defines and protects parental rights as fundamental rights. IN THE COURTS – (((Affirming!!! )))
Alabama courts have repeatedly recognized the rights of parents to oversee the care of their children as a fundamental right deserving of the strict scrutiny standard. STATE RESOLUTIONS
Opposing the CRC: In 2011 the Alabama legislature adopted a resolution which called on Congress to oppose ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Contacting my Rep. when I post this Tweeting it to him as this goes to Twitter.
check YOUR STATE and get to calling, PLEASE? ~ JP
5. Make a donation at www.ParentalRights.org