Katie Remains Ward of the State of Texas!

The saga continues: a judge ruled Thursday that the state of Texas will retain custody of 13-year-old Katie Wernecke, who was taken from her parents after they questioned the need for radiation after chemotherapy. Her chemo had apparently brought her into remission from Hodgkin’s lymphoma. It was later found that the cancer had indeed returned.

Katie will remain with Child Protective Services pending another hearing late next month, juvenile court Judge Carl Lewis ruled. Katie was scheduled to see doctors at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston on Thursday.

Katie’s parents tried to convince Lewis during a custody hearing that they would not resist efforts to resume her treatment. But he refused to return the girl to their care, noting that Katie’s mother had previously fled with Katie and her father had rejected several doctors’ findings. 449 Articles on the subject

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