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Katie is 13 years old and was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease, a lymphatic cancer. This site is a request to pray for her. Call her prayer pager 1-361-333-KATY (5289), enter your ZipCode and # key, to let her know you have prayed for her. Updates of her progress will be posted on the site. The Power of Prayer is Awesome.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

CPS Speaks With Forked Tongue (Indian for CPS Lies)

FROM COMMENTS ON THE BLOG

The final part that chilled me on reading the posts here, as well as the newspaper articles about the Sept. 6th hearing was the complete difference in CPS's statements to the press and what they were seeking in the courtroom. "We are trying to keep cmmunication lines open with all parties concerned." was what the CPS representative said to the media. Yet in the courtroom they were trying to cut off ALL communication between Katie and her parents. They have even pulled the old trick of keeping vitally needed records from the Werneckes until the last minute, so that the Werneckes would not have time to have them reviewed by outside sources before the court date. Why, if Katie is so desperately in need of these treatments, are they so afraid of getting an outside opinion? If it is that desperate, surely the outside opinion would agree or at least have very similar recommendations(slightly different drug combo, etc). The state will likely NEVER relenquish their hold on Katie. They will put every obstacle they can in the Wernecke's way so that they can't get her back. They do this to many people. Once they have the child they will do everything in the world to keep them. They set up meeting that the parents must attend on days when it is impossible for the parents to get away, or as in this case for days after they are scheduled to return to their home. If the parents doesn't figure out how to get to the meeting, they say they are not following the courts orders. This is wrong.

Part of Katie's objections also rest on the fact that this treatment will sterilize her. She has said multiple times that somewhere in the future she would wants to have natural children. This would prevent that, but no one is listening, except her parents. Ironically, if she were pregnant and trying to get rid of the baby her "reproductive rights" would be protected based on multiple court decisions. Is this not also a situation of her "reproductive rights" since she is choosing to leave the door open to have children in the future? Is that the difference? Do "reproductive rights" only apply in the case of abortion, or do they extend to having children as well?

signed by: h-friend