Our Parental Rights Are Being Undermined.
Maryanne Godboldo, the Detroit mom who became the symbol of a parent’s right to refuse prescription medication and other medical treatment they deem unsafe or unnecessary.
Godboldo, 63, was involved in a five-year court battle stemming from criminal charges leveled against her for refusing to give her disabled daughter anti-psychotic drugs. She was involved in a police standoff when she defied social service authorities who wanted to give her special-needs daughter a psychiatric drug.
Maryanne Godboldo sought to provide the best health care for her child; she disagreed with The State of Michigan, Department of Human Services and Child Protective Services’ demand that she medicate her child with Risperdal, a drug that has TERRIBLE side effects.
On March 24th, 2011 Maryanne was forced to protect she and her daughter in the wake of an over-reaction by Child Protective Services and the Detroit Police officers on the scene. CPS claimed they had an order to remove her child from her custody and asked Detroit Police to gain access to her house to do so. It was later revealed in court that the order was never presented to Maryanne on the scene, it was rubber stamped and never presented to a judge for sign off and Detroit Police were never meant to take her child.
The court order used by workers to take Ariana had been literally rubber-stamped with a judge’s signature. No judge has seen or actually signed the order.
As Maryanne stood up for Ariana’s health and care, let us continue to stand for children all over the country by empowering those who know them best to make those vital choices—their parents.
The “Maryanne Godboldo Parental Rights Forum” held as a tribute to the work that Maryanne has done. Read full text by clicking here.
Attorney Byron Pitts, who represented Godboldo, said the case against Godboldo was politically motivated. ~ The Detroit News, Oct 13, 2017.
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