Thousands of individuals turned to Twitter Wednesday morning to demand that teenager Justina Pelletier be released back to her parents after a legal battle between her family, the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families and Boston Children’s Hospital, and two controversial medical diagnoses.
For a brief period of time, the “#FreeJustina” hashtag was trending No. 1 in the United States:
#FreeJustina trended No. 1 in the United States Wednesday morning.
Read Some of the Tweets:
No matter your political affiliation, u should be deeply concerned w/ what is happening to Justina. She is EVERYONE's daughter. #FreeJustina
Praise God! #FreeJustina is trending. There is no reason this isn't front page news across the nation.
#FreeJustina Because nobody should be taken away from loving, caring parents by people who just wanna make money off them.
PLEASE: #FreeJustina YOU have the POWER @ @ @ use it to save this poor child. Stop this nightmare
@ Travesty of justice HAPPENING. Justina Pelletier being held against her and her parents will. #FreeJustina @
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