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2014-06-12 16:25:46

RICHMOND, Va., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The surprising upset of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Virginia's GOP primary is a warning to establishment politicians who compromise their pro-life base. Last year, Cantor introduced an amendment to the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act which excluded those conceived in rape and incest from the law's protection. According to inside sources, several national pro-life groups went along with the change simply to help...

2014-06-11 16:26:37

COLUMBIA, S.C., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Voters made a historic decision in South Carolina yesterday as 79% of Republicans called for a personhood amendment to the state constitution that would guarantee equal protection under the law to preborn children, from the moment of conception. The landslide majority, gathering nearly a quarter of a million affirmative votes, is the largest show of support by percentage in any public vote held on personhood. "The sweeping...

2014-04-15 12:30:27

BOSTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a shocking note by Justina Pelletier, she reveals in her own handwriting for the first time the reality of her treatment under Massachusetts DCF. In the note, she reveals that in DCF custody "they hurt me all the time and push me all the time." She also goes on to say, "and more." http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140415/73235 This note paints a shocking picture of Justina Pelletier's mistreatment under Massachusetts DCF and...

2014-03-31 12:29:42

DENVER, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following letter is being issued by Personhood USA: National Right to Life, What does it mean to be pro-life? Is it about protecting every innocent human being or about getting good marks on the NRLC scorecard? I was shocked when I read your decision to revoke affiliation with Georgia Right to Life. It reminded me of a moment last summer, when you wrote a letter to Congress, threatening to censure pro-life legislators who voted...

2014-03-28 08:26:12

BOSTON, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the past several months, the Pelletiers have met face-to-face with Justina once weekly in supervised visits of no more than one hour. Now, Massachusetts DCF is denying the Pelletiers visitation with Justina in another blatant act of vindictive punishment. This new act demonstrates DCF's unwillingness to reunite the family and exposes the agency's lack of interest in the welfare of Justina or the Pelletier family. Instead, DCF is...

2014-03-27 16:24:40

BOSTON, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the recent decision by Judge Johnston, DCF said some of the reasons why Justina was not being returned home involved the Pelletiers threatening to file a lawsuit against Connecticut DCF, excessive media attention, and abusive language by the Pelletiers toward DCF workers. None of these were the original reason why DCF took custody of Justina and none of these reasons address the Pelletier's relationship with their daughter. Sadly,...

2014-03-25 20:22:19

BOSTON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a ruling today, Judge Johnston refused to grant custody to the Pelletier family and instead sentenced her to remain in the custody of Massachusetts DCF, the agency which has prevented Justina from receiving medical care at Tufts Medical Center. Rev. Patrick Mahoney, spokesperson for the Pelletier family and organizer of the Free Justina Coalition, stated: "It is a complete outrage that Massachusetts DCF has prevented Justina from...

2014-03-25 08:28:52

BOSTON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than three weeks after Judge Johnston ruled that Justina Pelletier's medical care should be returned to Tufts Medical Center, Massachusetts DCF has not permitted her to receive a medical examination from doctors at Tufts. Her health continues to worsen. The family awaits a new ruling from Judge Johnston to be issued today determining the future of Justina's custody. Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Pelletier family spokesperson, stated: "This...

2014-03-21 16:23:15

BOSTON, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite anticipation of a ruling from the bench today, Judge Johnston will reportedly release a decision to the attorney for the Pelletiers by the end of the business day on Tuesday, March 25. Nearly three weeks after Judge Johnston ruled that Justina's medical care should be returned to Tufts Medical Center, Justina has still not received a medical examination from doctors at Tufts. Pelletier family spokesperson Rev. Patrick Mahoney...

2014-03-17 20:22:29

BOSTON, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the hearing today, Judge Johnston took under advisement the motions previously submitted by the Pelletiers, but refused to take action about Justina's care or custody. Despite Justina's worsening condition, Judge Johnston still has not enforced his ruling to transfer Justina's medical care to Tufts. Justina remains at the Framingham Foster Facility and has not been seen by a single doctor, apart from an emergency room visit on...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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