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Parentectomy – Government Usurpation of Parental Rights

The State of Illinois Seizes Sick Child and Blocks Hospital Transfer

In today’s America the severing of sick children from their parents by the state has become so common it has a nickname “the Parentectomy.”

You may recall the highly publicized ordeal of the Pelletier family. Justina’s parents, Lou and Linda Pelletier, gained national attention and garnered public support when their very sick 14-year-old daughter, Justina, was taken by the state. Her parents were charged with “medical child abuse.” In other words, they disagreed with the diagnosis of a new doctor and wanted her transferred to another hospital.

It’s easy …

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