Latest Natural Health News

Minnesota Court Orders Chemotherapy for 13-Year-Old

Share This Article

We have an update to an article we published in last week’s issue of Pulse of Heath Freedom. A judge has now ruled that Daniel Hauser, a 13-year-old boy from Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, must receive conventional medical treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma—over his parents’ objections. The Hausers, who live on a dairy farm, prefer natural medicines and alternative treatments for illnesses. Daniel received one round of chemotherapy after strong recommendations from the medical community. That one round of chemotherapy resulted in an extended stay in the hospital, and from that point on, only natural treatments have been administered.
AAHF has long advocated for the right of consumers to choose which modality of treatment works best for them. We believe that such choices are not a government matter. Executive Director Gretchen DuBeau commented, “I am shocked at the court’s ruling. For the court to take custody, disregard the parents’ right to parent, and dismiss the child’s own wishes is a travesty. Our Constitution affords certain rights, and the court has completely trampled on them. It is still unclear as to what exactly ‘the compelling state interest’ is that the court used to justify this ruling.”
The Hauser family has until May 19 to have a chest x-ray and see an oncologist. The Hausers conducted extensive research into various treatments prior to their decision to seek a natural, non-toxic approach to treat Daniel’s cancer.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts