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Justina Pelletier, Congresswoman Bachmann and Faith Organizations to Hold News Conference to Discuss 'Justina's Law'

Contact: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Justina Pelletier, who was recently returned home after being taken unjustly from her family in Connecticut 16 months ago, will be sharing tragic stories from her custody under Massachusetts DCF.

    News Conference Details:

    When:
     Thursday, July 17, 2017, at 11:00 A.M. 

    Where: 109 2nd St. NE Washington, D.C. 20002

Justina, who is still in a wheelchair and cannot walk, was not educated while she was under state custody, lost her ability to walk, was not allowed to attend church, could only see her family once a week and was subjected to abusive behavior by the State of Massachusetts.

Congresswoman Bachmann will discuss "Justina's Law," which is a federal law that she has introduced that will help ensure something like this will never happen to another family again.

Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, and spokesperson for the Pelletier family, states,

    "Justina has come to Washington, D.C. for the first time since her release to share her troubling treatment under the care of Massachusetts DCF with members of Congress and advocacy groups.

    "Her hope is that by sharing her story, no individual or family in America will ever have to experience what she and her family went through.

    "We are thankful to Congresswoman Bachmann who has introduced 'Justina's Law,' a bipartisan bill that will protect parental and individual rights.

    "The issues surrounding Justina's case are not partisan and the idea of protecting parental rights and children under the care of the State, should be embraced by all members of Congress regardless of political affiliation." 

For more questions or interviews please call:

Rev. Patrick Mahoney at 540.538.4741