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Personhood USA: Judge Johnston continues to disregard welfare of Justina Pelletier by refusing to issue decision today

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 said: "It is an outrage that Judge Johnston continues this nightmare for the Pelletier family and Justina. By delaying his decision, he disregards the emotional toll upon Justina and her family."

He continued: "The family is angered and heartbroken at this new delay. I just spoke with Jennifer Pelletier after the family's weekly meeting with Justina. In their meeting today, Justina was hopeful that she would be released back to the loving arms of her family. This new delay crushes her hopes of a speedy return."

Keith Mason, President of Personhood USA stated: "Justina is being treated worse than a piece of property through these continued delays. The only solution to this tragedy is to return Justina back to her home immediately. The Free Justina coalition will continue to use every resource at its disposal to achieve that end."

www.freejustina.com

SOURCE Personhood USA

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