Home for Christmas? Get the latest on teenager ‘kidnapped’ by Boston Children’s Hospital

EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to inclement weather in Dallas over the weekend, Glenn and his staff were still unable to make it into the office. Instead, Glenn broadcasted his radio program from home. As a result, no video clips will be available from Monday’s radio show. You can listen to the entire Glenn Beck Radio Program HERE. The story below is based on one of Monday’s radio segments.

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On Friday, Glenn spoke to Cristy Balcells, executive director of Mitoaction.org, who is working with the Pelletier family to help them regain custody of their 15-year-old daughter Justina, who has been kept in Boston Children’s Hospital against her parent’s will since February.

The medical facility took custody of her when her parents argued against their daughter’s diagnosis. The hospital claims that the parents over-medicalized the girl, leading them to take custody. The parents, meanwhile, have provided ample evidence that every time they’ve taken their daughter to the hospital or to the doctor, they did exactly what the doctors told them to do. But now the family finds themselves in a bitter dispute to get their girl home. It’s been ten months since they lost custody, and following the latest court hearing, Justina was still not allowed to go home.

“Pat and I have been on this story about this 15-year-old girl in Boston's Children's Hospital, and it bothers us so much,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “We both believe this is in the class of Terri Schiavo. This is an injustice that has to be rectified.”

During her time in the hospital, Justina’s condition has gotten progressively worse because she is no longer being treated for the mitochondrial disease she had been diagnosed with at a young age.

Justina was diagnosed with mitochondrial disease a few years ago and was able to live a normal life. In February, she got the flu and was taken to Boston Children’s Hospital to see a specialist. It was at that time the problems began.

A new team of doctors took over Pelletier’s case and immediately questioned her previous diagnosis. They re-diagnosed her with ‘somatoform disorder’ – a mental illness. Her parents, Lou and Linda Pelletier, were not allowed to take their child out of the hospital and were instead escorted out by security. Within four days, they lost custody of Justina.

“The family was told that Justina would be placed on the psych floor, which is where she has been since February,” Glenn explained. “And she is not being treated, and the doctors that she has had her whole life are not allowed to see her. The hospital also hasn't allowed tutors from West Hartford School District where she's from to see Justina. She is not allowed to see any friends, and she's only allowed to see her parents once a week for an hour. The reports now are that she has regressed to a first grade level of learning.”

“When she came in, she could walk under her own power. Her muscles have regressed now. She has to walk with a harness. Her legs are now cold and large,” he continued. “And up until she went into the hospital, she had never been on any antipsychotic medication. Now that's all she's doing. The parents are missing all kinds of work and the hospital is still fighting.”

Last week, the family went to court in hopes of bringing their child home, but the judge requested another week to sort through the case. This morning, Glenn pleaded with the audience to spread this story as far and wide as humanly possible and to visit Mitoaction.org – and organization that is working with the Pelletier family to help them bring Justina home.

“The best thing that you can do is to spread this story as far as you can. I want you to go to Mitoaction.org and look for this story and what you can do to help,” Glenn said. “Get this story out as far and as wide as you possibly can. I mean I'd love to see this girl come home for Christmas… It's an outrage. Please get involved. Mitoaction.org.”

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) may say he's all about advocating for the common good, but during his more than 30 years in "public service," the socialist senator has been more adept at promoting his own bottom line.

Investigative journalist and best-selling author, Peter Schweizer, joined Glenn Beck in the studio Friday to discuss his new book, "Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Political Elite," and to break downs how Sanders has become the very model of the corrupt socialist leader who becomes wealthy at the expense of the citizens they are elected to serve.

"It's a major problem for Bernie Sanders," Schweizer said. "He's turned socialism into a profession that has generated a lot of money to his family."

"Isn't that what always happens?" Glenn asked. "I mean, everybody in charge of a socialist country, they walk away with billions, in some cases, and the people are left starving."

"Yes, that's exactly right," agreed Schweizer. "It is a racket for Bernie Sanders. And the sort of austere image that he presents —kind of the John the Baptist of the progressive movement — it's simply not true."

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By now you've probably heard all about former Vice President Joe Biden's alleged corruption in Ukraine with his son, Hunter, and the Ukrainian energy company, Burisma. But as it turns out, the Biden family's dubious dealings weren't limited to Ukraine, but extended to China as well.

In this clip, Glenn Beck explains Hunter Biden's four primary "problems" in China, including partnering with criminals, working with Chinese companies accused of stealing and spying on the U.S. military, as well as some very sketchy investments.

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Bill O'Reilly joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" on Friday for his weekly take on the 2020 presidential race.

O'Reilly emphasized what a dangerous candidate socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) really is, and how the media is working to mislead voters by depicting other Democratic candidates, such as former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, as "moderate."

"The Democratic Party has been hijacked -- and this is no breaking news -- by the progressive left. Which is now being enabled by the national media," said O'Reilly.

"Bernie Sanders is a dangerous man. In any sane time, media time, that would be clear to everybody. But it's not," he added. "It's like, 'Oh, there's uncle Bernie and he just wants to give stuff away. What a great guy.' [He's] not a great guy, all right? He's a totalitarian. He'll take your freedom, in every area, away. Every area. There isn't one area, that Bernie Sanders wouldn't intrude upon, in your personal freedom. Yet, that's not reported. You don't know it unless you pay attention. It's all a bunch of dishonest blather that has obliterated the so-called moderate Democrat. And there are millions of those people. They don't know what to do because they have no voice in the media."

Glenn pointed out that the media has been "trying to make Pete Buttigieg into a moderate" ever since his strong showing in the Iowa caucuses last week.

"So, Pete Buttigieg: Harvard grad. Rhodes Scholar. Brilliant man, he is brilliant. Great speaker. Almost as good as Beck and I. Not quite, but almost," O'Reilly said. "He's only 38, all right? So, the guy goes out and runs for president after being the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for eight years, and almost destroying that city. The city is in chaos, yet he's re-elected with 80% of the vote the second time. That's what a good BS'er Pete Buttigieg is.

The two went on to break down Buttegieg's radical policy plans on immigration, abortion, gun control, and more.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and his chief researcher, Jason Buttrill, have uncovered new evidence that suggests the coronavirus death toll numbers coming from China are grossly inaccurate.

After vetting several deep-fake videos circulating on social media, Jason unearthed shocking whistleblower-videos released by citizens of the communist state that show entire warehouses filled with body bags, along with other atrocities.

Jason and Glenn break down the real numbers and discuss the possibilities of the outbreak coming to America. Watch the video below for more details:

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