FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Justina Pelletier’s family’s spokesman, attorney and others close to her say that the 15-year-old girl has been denied the sacraments and spiritual support while in the custody of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF).
“She hasn’t been able to go to Mass or receive Communion in over a year, which is pretty outrageous,” said state Rep. Marc Lombardo, R-Billerica, who is one of several Republican lawmakers who lobbied Gov. Deval Patrick to allow Justina — who is staying in a Framingham, Mass., residential facility — to spend Easter with her family.
The state said it worked with Justina’s providers to ensure she was able to observe Easter by...READ MORE