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Judge Rules Teen Must see Doctor

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Judge Rules Teen Must See Cancer Doctor State’s interest in protecting the boy overrides the parents’ beliefs and their right to raise him as they see fit, he rules. By Amy Forliti Associated Press Edition Date: May 16, 2009 Minneapolis Daniel Hauser doesn’t think he’s sick, and he thinks chemotherapy will kill him. The 13-year- old with Hodgkin’s lymphoma told a judge he got so ill he couldn’t walk the one time he got the treatment. “I’d fight it if I had to take it again,” Daniel said, according to a transcript of his court testimony. “I’d punch them and I’d kick them.” The boy’s parents opted for “alternative medicines,” citing their religious beliefs, even though doctors said he would almost certainly die without chemotherapy. The Hausers, who have eight children, are Roman Catholic and also believe in the “do no harm” philosophy of the Nemenhah Band. The Missouri -based religious group believes in natural healing methods practiced by some American Indians.
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