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 number one in the United States Wednesday morning.

#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
#FreeJustina Trends on Twitter As Thousands Demand She Be Released to Her Parents
@krualy
Alyssa
#FreeJustina this could be YOUR child/grandchild/neice/nephew .. media ignoring story we need to make it go viral http://t.co/JgIMO9ws2g
#FreeJustina Trends on Twitter As Thousands Demand She Be Released to Her Parents
Praise God! #FreeJustina is trending. There is no reason this isn't front page news across the nation.
#FreeJustina Trends on Twitter As Thousands Demand She Be Released to Her Parents
@skiplacombe
Skip LaCombe
#FreeJustina I stand with Justina! Go to http://t.co/0ApTU1p6Gn to help this family. Please help any way you can.
#FreeJustina Trends on Twitter As Thousands Demand She Be Released to Her Parents
@charlie60
charlie
#FreeJustina Because nobody should be taken away from loving, caring parents by people who just wanna make money off them.
#FreeJustina Trends on Twitter As Thousands Demand She Be Released to Her Parents
@IAmColombus
Judy Barbara
All eyes on MASSACHUSETTS right now, do the right thing! @ @ @ #MassDCF #EOHHS #FreeJustina
#FreeJustina Trends on Twitter As Thousands Demand She Be Released to Her Parents
@OnePatriotAngel
Mindy PatriotAngel
PLEASE: #FreeJustina YOU have the POWER @ @ @ use it to save this poor child. Stop this nightmare
#FreeJustina Trends on Twitter As Thousands Demand She Be Released to Her Parents
@ Travesty of justice HAPPENING. Justina Pelletier being held against her and her parents will. #FreeJustina @
#FreeJustina Trends on Twitter As Thousands Demand She Be Released to Her Parents
@Knobsdog
Brian O'Connell

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