Judge Orders Minn. Teen to Receive Cancer Treatment

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2009 3:35 PM CDT
The Hauser family and their lawyer.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A Minnesota judge ordered today that a teen with cancer must receive an X-ray despite his family’s religious views, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. “Daniel Hauser is a child in need of protection,” the judge said, citing state law requiring parents to provide “medically necessary care.” Countered a family lawyer: “Chemotherapy … amounts to an assault upon his body, and torture when it occurs over a long period of time.”