Court-ordered medical interventions: where’s the line?

Daniel Hauser (MPR photo) As the Daniel Hauser saga continues (MPR story today), it raises the question of when is it appropriate for the state to intervene in the treatment of a child’s illness. “… Colleen Hauser favors the natural healing methods of a religious group known as the Nemenhah Band, which is inspired by American Indian traditions.” Jon Tevlin wrote in this Strib column last week (and more here) that the family has likely been duped by an internet sham artist. I think that’s relevant and justifies intervention.

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  1. john george said:

    Brendon- Thanks for the kind words. I always appreciate your opinions. They are well researched, well written and laced with your sense of huumor. Keep up the good work.

    June 6, 2009
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  2. David Ludescher said:

    Brendon: You are welcome, and thank you for keeping the discussion respectful.

    June 6, 2009
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  3. Griff Wigley said:

    And your Logrono moderator definitely appreciates the civil tone here and elsewhere. Thanks for drawing attention to it, Brendon.

    June 10, 2009
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