BOSTON, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reverend Patrick Mahoney, Personhood USA will hold a news conference on Monday, February 24, at 12:00 P.M.
The news conference will be held outside of the Suffolk County Juvenile Court where the father of Justina Pelletier is facing contempt charges for breaking a court imposed gag order. Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, will be in the courtroom along with the Pelletier's local counsel to represent the Pelletier family.
The groups will be calling for the State of Massachusetts to immediately return custody of Justina back to her family and discuss their national strategy in building a coalition for their efforts.
Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, who organized events for Terri Schiavo in Florida and "Baby Joseph" in Canada and is the Director of the Christian Defense in Washington, D.C., states, "The Justina Pellitier case represents a troubling and disturbing trend of government officials usurping the rights of parents and disregarding their unique and special role in raising their children. We call upon the State of Massachusetts to immediately return Justina into the loving arms of her parents so the healing process can move forward. We also call upon the faith community and people of good will across the nation to work tirelessly and passionately until this family is reunited."
Personhood USA President Keith Mason adds, "The rights of Justina Pellitier and her family are clearly being violated. Justina is a person, not property of the State of Massachusetts. It is imperative that we stand together in defense of this young woman before it is too late."
Liberty Counsel's Mat Staver said, "Justina and her parents desperately need justice. The parents love their daughter and want to get her the best medical treatment possible. Just last year in January, Justina was involved in figure skating competitions. Now she is confined to a wheelchair. This is a heartbreaking tragedy that must end for the sake of Justina and her family."
Who: Reverend Patrick J. Mahoney and Personhood USA
What: News conference to discuss breaking details in the Pellitier case and to announce a new plan of action
Where : Suffolk County Juvenile Court (24 New Chardon Street, Boston)
When: Monday, February 24, at 12:00 P.M.
SOURCE Personhood USA