Chemotherapy – Judicial Overreach
And yet another judge has appointed himself God and issued a decree-probably a death sentence-to an innocent teen boy who had the misfortune to get lymphoma.
Judge John Rodenberg in Minnesota sentenced young Daniel Hauser to chemotherapy over his and his parents’ objections.
Now the fact is that chemotherapy has cured no one. Not ever. Never. Zip, zero, nada cures.
It does, however, knock off quite a few patients. Doctors fluff it off by saying the patients would have died anyway.
But a survey of doctors showed an overwhelming percentage of them would refuse chemotherapy for themselves and their family members.
Why is young Daniel less important, less valuable than if he were the son of a doctor?
Bad judge. Bad judgment. And the doctors who testified for the prosecution should lose their licenses. Tis a pity we can’t put them in stocks for public disdain anymore.
But I must say, given today’s culture, the defense, by citing religious beliefs, didn’t offer their strongest case. While I believe beyond a shadow of a doubt that faith is the wheel in the middle of the wheel that makes life go around, nowadays, especially in ‘advanced’ states such as Minnesota, religious beliefs are dismissed out of hand. Sorry state, that, but there you are.
If the newspapers reported the defense accurately (How’s that for a BIG if?), the Hauser’s were poorly served by that defense.
Going in armed with studies that prove the efficacy of alternative treatments-and there are many-and the dismal statistics of the politically-correct chemotherapy and radiation “poison and burn” treatment-would have made a stronger impression.
So, Hausers, get some alternative medicine experts as partners and appeal the socks off this mess. Daniel deserves no less. Take on the judge. Take on the doctors. And take on anybody who gets in your way. You’re parents, and you need to do whatever it takes.
Meanwhile, I’ll be praying for Daniel.
God is good,
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