Boston (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Protesters gathered outside the Framingham facility where 15-year-old Justina Pelletier is living Sunday after the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families reportedly denied her family a visit.
According to the family, DCF denied Linda Pelletier, Justina's mother, a Mother's Day visit to the Wayside Youth & Family Support Network where Justina is staying.
According to a press release from the family, the department cited "unspecified reasons" and made the refusal late Saturday afternoon the state department of Health and Human Services gave the visit "serious consideration" to be part of a reunification plan between the Pelletier parents and their daughter Justina. DCF operates under the Health and Human Services sector.
Linda Pelletier released two statements in video form as a reaction to the department's decision to not allow a visit on Sunday. Those short videos can be seen here and here.
Janet Muscara, her husband and three children all went to Framingham on Sunday morning to participate in the protest.
"They asked me what I wanted to do today for Mother's Day, and I asked them if they would support me in coming here to support the family. Justina's family. And they all agreed without hesitation."
Muscara joined other mothers and kids Sunday after the Pelletiers claimed they were denied the special Mother's Day visit by Wayside.
Lou Pelletier and his daughter Jessica told FOX 25 that the facility told him they didn't have the staff to accommodate the request because of the publicity around Justina's case.