Friday, October 28, 2005

Katie Wernecke may never go home

"13-year-old Katie Wernecke is no longer refusing her court ordered treatment for Hodgkin's Disease.

"During a hearing, lawyers for Katie said she is now willing to comply with doctor's prescription of chemotherapy and radiation treatment to cure her disease. This change comes as Katie is reportedly fearful she might die if she contues to refuse the treatment.

"Katie remains in foster care, but she wants to be reunited with her parents. On Monday, Judge Jack Hunter will decide if and when she can return to her mother and father." ...

Judge Jack Hunter will decide if Katie gets to see her parents again? This is what makes state institutions like Child "Protective" Services in our country so dangerous.

The Wernecke's Church should be rallying around this family, organizing protests, and demanding that her parents have a right to be parents. The only thing more outrageous than the state taking over the parenting of Katie is those around her family not standing up to the establishment.

I usually avoid using words like "demand" and "outrageous," but this situation merits their use more than most. People need to open their eyes and see what's going on here. This is abuse of power.

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