Bill: Mandatory Paternity Tests Befor...

Bill: Mandatory Paternity Tests Before Birth Certificates Issued

There are 90 comments on the NewsChannel5.com Nashville story from Mar 6, 2008, titled Bill: Mandatory Paternity Tests Before Birth Certificates Issued. In it, NewsChannel5.com Nashville reports that:

State Rep. G. A. Hardaway is backing a bill requiring a paternity test performed on all babies before their fathers' names are listed on birth certificates.

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Melissa

San Diego, CA

#1 Mar 6, 2008
Having to have a paternity test before the fathers name goes on the birth certificate is an insult to those of us who are faithful to our companions whether we are married or not. If a person has any morals then they will reveal the truth to their child if the man listed is not the biological father. Revealing the biological father in some instances could even cause more damage to the child if the child is a result of rape. If you were 16 years old, would you want to know that your father was a raptist or a murderer? I wouldn't. My sixteen year old daughters' biological father left me when I was only 2 months pregnant denying her. I did not have his name put on the birth certificate but it is listed as unknown. When taking him to court for child support, a paternity test was done and proved that he was the father. Her birth certificate still says unknown but I told her who he is and she met him for the first time a year ago when his father was in the hospital dying. He has made no attempt to contact her since and she says that it doesn't matter because mu husband is her dad because he raised her from the time she was 2. Paternity test should not be made mandatory except in the case of child support.
Christy

Ringgold, GA

#2 Mar 6, 2008
I agree that a mandatory paternity test be given before the fathers name appears on the birth certificate. If you are faithful there should be no contest to whether or not he is the father. If there is a case of rape, then I feel the woman has the right to leave it as unknown. And in the future if another man is willing who is not the biological father then they should take the proper legal requirements such as adoption to add his name. Therefore, mandatory paternity test would save on the hassel of later child custody and support issues, court cost, and the sake of all persons involved in the matter. Futhermore, I would like to add that this bill be intended for what is in the best interest for the child.
Anonymous

Mannheim, Germany

#3 Mar 6, 2008
I hope this bill doesn't pass. It is an insult to all women. An alternative would be to single out the women who provide the wrong paternal information for the birth certificate and deal with them accordingly.

This is, yet, another thing that raises the cost of living and negatively impacts the poor much more than those who are better off.
a mom

Plainwell, MI

#4 Mar 8, 2008
I agree that every baby and father should be tested. There are far too many women having babies and not knowing or sayng it is one mans and it is really anothers. It is not right to anyone. Plus why should the non-bio father pay child support for years and then something happens he finds out the kid isn't his it really this guys, she knew, never said, it just not right.
Anon

Newington, CT

#5 Mar 8, 2008
This article has been linked a few places. I guess the question I ask the most is "should a man have to pay support for a child that is not his because the woman lied?" If you answer yes to this then why not let every mother just open the phone book and say "this will be the father of the child".
Ahh..whatever...child rights, women rights...men have no rights.
Alice

Washington, DC

#6 Mar 8, 2008
My one question is, what happens to a couple who has had to use a sperm donor to conceive? Can the husband still be listed as the father automatically or would he have to go through the complicated and expensive process adoption? This bill seems like it would discriminate against faithful couples with fertility problems.
joy

Nashville, TN

#7 Mar 8, 2008
I'm a married woman currently trying to get pregnant. I'm not offended by the concept, after all faithful wives would have nothing to hide. My question is more of why? If it's for child support issues, then a paternity test can be done through those proceedings. It just seems to set up a lot of potential for mistust and added cost.
Russell

Manhattan, KS

#8 Mar 8, 2008
Melissa:
Should a man be able to erase a woman from a child's life just because she is or has been a bad person? One of the two parents should not have the power to banish the other parent. If their is a real criminal problem here, let a judge decide. Often the basis for denial of parental rights is stupid, immature arguments between the parents.
Roy

Williams Bay, WI

#9 Mar 9, 2008
This proposal is an insult to all faithful to their spouses. Seems to me it's just another Democrat hiding a desire to raise funds for the state (or its contractors) and hiding it in that old mantra of "what's best for the children".

If there's ever an actual need to prove paternity, tests can be ordered by the court, and no man thinking he's not the father would refuse a paternity test if it meant getting let off the hook for years of payments.

And for that matter, any woman forcing a man - who turns out to not be the father - to take a paternity test, should have to pay the cost of that test - not the man, and certainly not the court (which of course means the taxpayer).
caved1ver

Chesapeake, VA

#10 Mar 10, 2008
Statistically, nearly 60% of all maried women commit adultry which results in 4% to 10% of said women committing the most despicable of domestic abuse: Paternity Fraud. The problem is that society in general has a pathological fear of holding women account for ANY personal misbehavior. I am quite sure that more than a few of the "faithful" women who have posted on this site know of or suspect at at least one woman who has committed paternity fraud- but they remain silent for the "benefit" of the family.
caved1ver

Chesapeake, VA

#11 Mar 10, 2008
Women who commit paternity fraud should prosecuted for committing "Domestic violence" & should classified as "sex offenders" for a lifetime. Men should be warned to avoid these creatures. This bill will reveal the full extent of the paternity fraud epidemic.
caved1ver

Chesapeake, VA

#12 Mar 10, 2008
Women who commit paternity fraud should be prosecuted for committing "Domestic violence" & should be classified as "sex offenders" for a lifetime. Men should be warned to avoid these creatures. This bill will reveal the full extent of the paternity fraud epidemic.
caved1ver

Chesapeake, VA

#13 Mar 10, 2008
"If a person has any morals then they will reveal the truth to their child if the man listed is not the biological father."

Melissa--

The problem is that in cases where paternity is in question, women have been found to lie 30% of the time.
Rob

Nashville, TN

#14 Mar 10, 2008
Anonymous wrote:
I hope this bill doesn't pass. It is an insult to all women. An alternative would be to single out the women who provide the wrong paternal information for the birth certificate and deal with them accordingly.
This is, yet, another thing that raises the cost of living and negatively impacts the poor much more than those who are better off.
The non working poor pay nothing to birth a child and barely anything to raise one, its the good ole working middle class that foot the bill.
just candid

Nashville, TN

#15 Mar 10, 2008
I think this is a good idea seeing as there are many men who have been/are forced to pay child support for another man's child. There are too many women cheating on their husbands/boyfriends and lying to them when they get pregnant.
just candid

Nashville, TN

#16 Mar 10, 2008
Unless a woman has something to hide, she should not mind submitting to a paternity test. Also, the woman should be responsible for paying for the test, not us taxpayers. Too many of my tax dollars are being wasted already by the 8itch a$$ state that hates men.
JOHN

Nashville, TN

#17 Mar 11, 2008
just candid wrote:
Unless a woman has something to hide, she should not mind submitting to a paternity test. Also, the woman should be responsible for paying for the test, not us taxpayers. Too many of my tax dollars are being wasted already by the 8itch a$$ state that hates men.
OK we get it ... obviously you are bitter and hate women. Seek therapy, man.
Rick

Nanaimo, Canada

#18 Mar 20, 2008
OH! Enough with the rants of honesty. 1 out of 3 women (according to recent research) are being unfaithful and having children by other men. If you are so honest then there's nothing to worry. It doesn't surprise me why so many women are offended. They have had the law allow them to defraud innocent men and children for years. Now a new law will hold them and the real father accountable for creating a child. Why should a man who's not the biological father be held responsible to pay for a child? Women should be ashamed of this repulsive behavior. How could you claim that it's acceptable if a woman has any morals to reveal who the father is only to the child? How convenient to hide the truth from the guy you are with. In cases of rape, Law enforcement will have the criminal put in jail so why do you bring this issue to light? It's clear that you are giving excuses for women to continue this nonsense. Mandatory DNA testing is a must to protect our children and innocent men.
Rick

Nanaimo, Canada

#19 Mar 20, 2008
Hey John,

Why do you think men are bitter and hate women? This is the same nonsense that comes out of special interest groups (the feminists). I believe its women who are bitter because they are told to get their act together and stop defrauding and lying to children and men who are not the biological father. You need therapy!
Rick

Nanaimo, Canada

#20 Mar 20, 2008
I agree! It's time for these women to own up and take responcibility!
just candid wrote:
I think this is a good idea seeing as there are many men who have been/are forced to pay child support for another man's child. There are too many women cheating on their husbands/boyfriends and lying to them when they get pregnant.

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