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Personhood USA: Connecticut State Senator calls for Justina Pelletier to be released to her family, not Connecticut DCF

HARTFORD, Conn., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senator Senator Joe Markley will share his concerns at a news conference at the Connecticut State Capitol. The news conference will be on Wednesday, March 5, at 10:00 A.M. in the Hall of Flags at the Capitol Building.

Senator Markley will also be sharing a letter he is circulating to his colleagues that he will be delivering the head of Connecticut DCF.

Lou Pelletier, the father of Justina Pelletier, and family spokesperson Rev. Patrick Mahoney will also be in attendance.

Connecticut State Sentaor Joe Markley states: "Justina and her family have suffered enough from the interference of state bureaucracy. It's time to reunite the Pelletier family and end this distressing situation. We encourage the Connecticut DCF to respect the notion that parents know what is best for their children and not government agencies or courts."

Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Pelletier Family Spokesperson said: "Sadly, Justina has been separated from her family for over a year. The emotional, physical and psychological toll on Justina and the Pelletier family has been devastating. We launched the 'Free Justina Campaign' to ensure Justina is immediately returned to her family and that the rights of parents and families are protected from the overreach of government agencies and the courts."

Keith Mason, President of Personhood USA, added: "We're hopeful that the activity we're seeing in the Connecticut and Massachusetts state legislatures will help bring Justina home. Until that happens, we will continue to press for her release."

www.freejustina.com

 

SOURCE Personhood USA

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