Justina Pelletier’s parents reacted with tears and shouts of anger, according to the Boston Globe, after learning that the Department of Children and Families wants to send their child to foster care. Linda Pelletier collapsed outside Boston Juvenile Court and was taken to a hospital on a stretcher. Lou Pelletier faces contempt of court charges for violating a gag order, which remains in place.
Of further interest:
Mass. judge sentences Justina Pelletier to foster care (The Kelly File)
Judge Reportedly Rules to Put Justina Pelletier in Foster Care (The Blaze)
Mom of Sick Connecticut Teen ‘Collapses’ in Court After Judge Sends Kid to Foster Care (ABC News)
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