BOSTON, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Supporters of Justina Pelletier, the fifteen-year-old girl seized by Massachusetts DCF after a difference of medical diagnosis, will gather Tuesday at The Well on Beacon Street to call for her immediate release. They plan to display hundreds of stuffed animals on the steps of the Statehouse as they stand in solidarity with Justina.
The demonstration on April 29 will begin with a 12:30 PM news conference featuring members of the Pelletier family, a family spokesperson, and state legislators. The demonstration will support pending legislation that calls for the immediate release of Justina and asks DCF to disclose how much public money is being spent on Justina's care.
Rev. Patrick Mahoney, spokesperson for the Pelletier family, said: "Justina loves stuffed animals and we are bringing hundreds to the steps of the Massachusetts Statehouse to stand in solidarity with Justina and call for her immediate release."
Mahoney continued, "There is pending legislation that calls for her release and also demands DCF give an accounting of how much public money is being spent on Justina's care. With DCF under investigation and pleading for more funding, why are potentially millions of dollars of taxpayer funds being spend on Justina?"
"Return Justina to the loving arms of her family so she can prosper and save the taxpayers of Massachusetts," Mahoney concluded. "Let the money being wasted on Justina be used for those children who are really in need. Justina has been away from her family for 436 days. It's time to bring her home!"
SOURCE Personhood USA