With Parental Rights Under Siege in Indiana, Hoosiers Fight Back With Facts
Huntingsburg, IN- Advised by her attorney to refer any Indiana CPS calls to him, Lelah Jerger hangs up before finding out exactly what “refuted evidence” was given to CPS that made them close the case. But that’s what they said, “Due to refuted evidence your case file is being closed”.
If this is the first you’ve heard of the recent grab for parental rights in the Hoosier state, you can catch up here, here, here, and here. We even issued a press release and respectfully demanded that CPS close this case. You can read that here. In part, it reads;
“Indiana For Medical Freedom condemns this overreach into the lives of thoughtful, loving and informed parents that are within their rights per Public Law 188, which allows the use of CBD Oil for seizures in Indiana. Indiana For Medical Freedom condemns any forced medical procedures, pharmaceuticals and biologicals in Indiana or anywhere else. Indiana For Medical freedom respectfully demands the Jergers’ CPS file be immediately closed and any and all medical decision rights be immediately returned to the parents, as we believe parental rights are fundamental and supreme.”
The Jergers and Indiana For Medical Freedom volunteer advocates were in constant communication with several Indiana State Senators. Indiana For Medical Freedom was asked for the Keppra package insert and we immediately complied. Is that the “refuted evidence”? The manufacturer’s own admission that this drug had never been tested as safe in anyone under age 6? Was it that the package insert was presented to our Governor, Eric Holcomb? Is that what assisted him in making the call for CPS to acquiesce to our demand and actually close the case? Because that’s exactly what happened.
Late Thursday night, September 28, 2017, we were updated by Lelah Jerger. Her Senator had just called to let her know that he’d just gotten off the phone with a CPS attorney and our Governor’s office and that CPS would no longer intervene. However, it took until Monday October 2, 2017 for a CPS representative to contact the family with this update. Apparently, CPS only acts quickly when there are parental rights to steal. Too harsh? Perhaps, but no less “harsh” than what the Jergers endured for a 13 day period. Read it for yourself.
The Jerger’s attorney is waiting for an answer on exactly what the “refuted evidence” was, and we’ll update when we know more. We cannot say for sure what prompted our Governor to move swiftly in defense of the Jergers. This is rare; practically unheard of. Specific to Mrs. Jerger’s final paragraph about Jaelah coming from a long line of American Veterans, I’d like to acknowledge the “liberty warrior” that never enlisted; Lelah Jerger. Let her bravery, courage and strength in the face of fear encourage you all. It encourages all 2000 families that support Indiana For Medical Freedom. We stand in support of the Jergers and all families against a tyrannical government that seeks to usurp our fundamental right to govern our own children.
We thank the handful of Indiana Senators that stepped in at Jaelah’s defense, Governor Holcomb, all of the concerned citizens that contacted us to offer help, the media outlets that covered the story, and above all else, we thank God that custody and liberty was restored. We wish a lifetime of happiness to Jaelah Jerger and her family, and we hope this case sets a precedence in Indiana that parents are entitled to make medical decisions for their own children.