DNA testing for fatherhood is a tough problem for me, especially after I read a celebrity priest claiming they were immoral. Nonetheless, I can’t in clear conscience agree with that without reservation. It may be immoral for a man to distrust his wife thus. But I don’t think a man should ever have to bring up another man’s child from his own wife. We can talk about double standards working against women all night long, but does a woman ever get to learn her child is not hers? I believe it would be proper to deal with the doubt without DNA testing. It would be proper to take the wife at her word if there’s a reason to pose such a question. However, I am totally opposed to fatherhood tests being banned. Every man has the right to know.
With all respect and without a slightest offence intended, it’s often women who have been unfaithful and/or who don’t believe in marital fidelity, who want the tests outlawed. I believe that judges who claim “the child’s good” for refusing a fatherhood test are defrauding the man if they order him to pay child support and deprive him of his right to be sure the child is his (if it is), or isn’t (if it isn’t), and they also violate the child’s right to his identity. And his real father is also deprived of all corresponding rights. Also, a woman should have the right to know whose children she’s had.
If it “causes” abortions… Abortions are chosen by unfaithful wives who fear DNA testing. The problem is with the hiding of the adultery going to such an extreme as abortion rather than with the possibility of the crime being detected. Is the lawmaker responsible for the deaths of crime victims the perpetrators of crimes kill to cover their tracks? If we made the police and prosecutors more efficient, the suicide ration would grow by people who would rather commit suicide than face justice for their crimes. Would we become homicides, if not murderers?