Biweekly magazine. The sister publication of the Washington Times.
Question: Should courts allow DNA testing to determine paternity in child-support cases?
YES: If DNA is used to free death-row inmates, we should accept it in paternity cases.
State legislators have sought to ease the financial burden of welfare payments by demanding that aid recipients name the fathers of their children. Laws that once sought to distribute welfare payments by collecting money from former spouses and lovers have been manipulated into tools for extorting child-support payments from men who did not father the children .... Read More ...
NO: Biology shouldn't always be considered as destiny in child-support cases.
Unfair? It may seem that way. But what about the child? Regardless of the circumstances of conception, for the child this is the only father he or she has known. If this man disappears from the child's life, the child not only loses his financial support, but suffers the well-known emotional effects of being abandoned by a parent.... Read More ..