Couple sues, says authorities overzealous when trying to protect son born at home
Pam Louwagie, Star Tribune
Published November 13, 2003
"As they had with many of their eight other children, Daniel and Karen Mathias chose for Karen to give birth to Gabriel in their Minneapolis home last Christmas. Their call to a hospital the next day seeking advice on the newborn's eating behavior ended with child protection workers phoning, police knocking on their door and what the couple contend was a forced trip to a hospital.... "