This has just appeared in my Facebook news feed, posted by Chase's Guardians:
This morning, Thomas Hunker, the mother's attorney, filed a Withdrawal of Motion and Notice of Voluntary Dismissal of the federal case. We do not yet have answers to why this happened but will report here once we do. Please continue to support Chase's basic human rights and his mother's plight to get out of jail and have custody of her son returned to her.I fear the worst...
A court system that can't protect the most basic human rights of a minor is broken indeed. A sad day in the world it is when a child must undergo court-ordered abuse to appease a crazed father's whim.
My thoughts are with Chase and his mother.
If his father goes through with this, Chase will have essentially undergone needless genital mutilation and abuse, and the courts sanctioned, ordered, even facilitated it.
I pray for the day when male children are given the full protection of their basic human rights as female children are.
As I look into the face of this poor, innocent little boy, I can only clutch my own children close and pray for his protection.
WE ARE ALL CHASE
This is child abuse.
It is child abuse, and our justice system allowed it to happen.
No, Judge Gillen MADE it happen.
He ignored this child's most basic of human rights and he is directly responsible for allowing, if not directly facilitating this abuse and direct violation of basic human rights.
He will be remembered as the judge who jailed a mother for attempting to protect her son from needless surgery, taking the boy and handing him to his father so that he could facilitate the child's abuse.
You have a boy's blood on your hands, Jefferey Dana Gillen.
You will be remembered, and Chase will remember you.
Poor mother... How must she feel... She must feel that she failed her son... She must feel betrayed by the justice system in our own country.
I don't know how I would feel if I were jailed for trying to protect my children, they were taken away, and I was told that they were going to do to them the very thing I was trying to protect them from, and there is nothing I could do about it...
Poor Chase... How must he feel... I can only imagine what it can feel like to be a bystander to the rape of your own body...
Poor Chase... Poor, poor Chase...
I can't believe this is happening in my own country...
Such a let-down...
What a sad, sad day it is today...
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A Word Of Prayer for Chase
While a Florida court is mandating a mother relinquish her son to be circumcised without medical or clinical indication, in Israel, in a similar case, common sense prevails. Let us hope common sense prevails in American courts as well.
Common Sense in Israel