Heather Hironimus, the mother who has been resisting for over one year the order to hand out her child to circumcision, was arrested yesterday at the Domestic Violence shelter where she had been hiding for 81 days. Her son has been handed to the father, Dennis Nebus, who has been fighting to have him circumcised in spite of the doctor’s assessment that there is no medical need for this child to be circumcised.
A Federal case was recently filed by Heather’s attorney against the father of the child, Dennis Nebus, the judge, Jeffrey Dana Gillen, and Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw., arguing that Chase’s constitutional rights have been ignored and are being violated.
Update: Federal Judge Kenneth Marra has scheduled a hearing on all the motions for Monday, May 18th, at 1 pm
Let’s remember that Chase is the vulnerable party in this issue, and the one person who has not been heard at all in the legal proceedings so far.
Heather and Chase still need our help. Please donate to the legal fund at http://www.chasesguardians.org
A candle light vigil is planned for tonight. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1579051002367331/
A protest is planned for Monday: https://www.facebook.com/events/1604629103155556/
More information about these disheartening developments:
Our first post about this case, May 12th of last year: http://circwatch.org/judge-keep-your-hands-off-my-penis/