Judge Orders Arrest of Anti- Chemo Mom

Minn. native refuses treatment for cancer-stricken son, 13
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 19, 2009 3:36 PM CDT
Judge Orders Arrest of Anti- Chemo Mom
This photo taken May 8, 2009, shows Daniel Hauser, 13, in New Ulm, Minn.   (AP Photo)

A Minnesota judge issued an arrest warrant today for the mother of a 13-year-old boy resisting chemotherapy after the pair missed a court hearing on his welfare. Brown County District Judge John Rodenberg is also ordering that Daniel Hauser be placed in protective custody so he can get proper medical treatment for Hodgkins lymphoma.

Daniel and his parents, Colleen and Anthony Hauser, were due in court today to tell the judge the results of a chest X-ray. But only Anthony Hauser appeared in court. He told Rodenberg that he last saw Colleen Hauser last night, and she told him she was leaving. The family's doctor testified that Daniel's tumor has grown and he needs immediate assessment by a pediatric cancer doctor. (More Minnesota stories.)

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