Holding men liable for the financial support of children born outside of marriage is and should be illegal. Yes, the man may have had sex with the women but that is not a crime or a contract to be a father.
Sexual intercourse is not a contract to be a parent:
The sexual act is not a contract. A man can’t force a woman to have a child if she becomes pregnant, nor can he insist that she keep and raise the child with or without his involvement. So a woman shouldn’t morally or legally be able to force a man into parenthood and or financial liability if she conceives and decides to have a child resulting from a sexual encounter.
The sexual act does not obligate a woman to become a parent if conception occurs. So how can the same sexual act be considered as a contract or obligation for a man to become a parent or financially liable for an illegitimate child?
There is a legal consideration called "fem sole" which establishes that women are entitled to contract for themselves as individuals. If a woman wants to be a single mother that should be her individual choice. It should also be her individual responsibility, obligation or liability if she hasn’t got a husband, mate, or partner willing to be an involved parent.
Each party, man or woman, has the right to contract for themselves as individuals. We must respect this ability to contract and not let one party force another into an unwanted liability, obligation, or contract. Sex is a consensual act and not a contract to have and raise children. That contract is called marriage.
Paternity through DNA
Paternity cannot be established through DNA or any other biological test. The DNA test only establishes whom the probable sperm donor or bio-dad might be. While parenthood might equate to biology, biology does not necessarily equate to parenthood. A biological connection or DNA paternity is not a contract to raise a child. The concept of establishing paternity through a DNA test does not make a child legitimate.
Legitimacy only comes through marriage or when a man holds the child up to society and declares the child to be his.
Child Support is a forced liability and illegal contract.
Holding men liable for the financial support of children born outside of marriage is and should be illegal. Yes, the man may have had sex with the women but that is not a crime or a contract to be a father. Men and women have sex as consenting adults everyday and it is not unusual or illegal. We can’t reward women financially because they have the ability to conceive and to use men as sperm donors. There is a difference between recreation and procreation.
We can’t legally hold men liable for having consensual sex, which is in no way illegal. How can we hold a man or woman liable for something that is not illegal or unusual?
Men want and Demand the same or equivalent choices to protect their parental rights and reproductive futures. They have a right to be a dad under their own terms and to not be forced into parental liability because of someone else’s desire to be a single parent.
Director of M.A.D. MEN UNITED (Men Against Discrimination)
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