Ter wrote:I believe the husbands have a right to know if the children they are supposed to be the biological fathers of are indeed theirs.
Do you have a rational support for this belief?
The children also have a right to know so it is not only about the husbands.
Yes, the children do have rights, and if they wish to take a DNA test to learn more about themselves, they can. I do not think that children in Canada can force their father to take a DNA test.
But since we are discussing parental responsibilities, the rights of the child are not the topic.
By the way the children need to know for medical reasons as well. There are a number of congenital afflictions that can be present as a trait.
For instance haemoglobin E disease. It results in a slight anaemia but if doctors try to remedy the anaemia with iron supplements it would destroy the spleen. So better to know, right? This is just one example.
Sure, the doctors should know. But this does not mean the dad gets to force the issue.
not on "others", just on their "children".
If the mother didn't cheat, there would be no reason to refuse the test, right?
Yes, the children are other people. They are not objects or mere extensions of the father, so when you say he wants to force medical tests on his children, you are saying he wants to force medical tests on other people.
Very astutely put. Husbands would prefer to pass on their own genetic material, no ?
Yes, and most of us do, and we do not need the state to force others into it.
I don't care about the court.
If a man finds out that his wife cheated on him and made him raise bastards resulting from her cheating, the man has the right to know and to leave if he so wishes.
Dude can leave whenever he wants. No fault divorce is a thing. And if he already distrusts his wife, then he should. The paternity test is unnecessary.
It is an injustice because the unknowing cheated husband will sacrifice his time and energy to raise the offspring of another man therefore losing the opportunity to leave his DNA in the next generation.
In Western society, women cannot be controlled. They work outside the house, go wherever they like to go. This might or might not result in sex outside of the marriage. That makes it even more logical for a husband to check the paternity of the children.
So it is only an injustice if you have some sort of weird pride in spreading your seed.
You make me repeat myself. Almost every woman could cheat on their husbands if they want to. In case the cheating results in pregnancies, the husband who is supposed to help take care of those children emotionally, financially, energetically, and so on, has, in my opinion, the absolute right to check the paternity of said children and draw his own conclusions.
That's all there is to it.
Why would a guy want to know that? What advantage does he gain?
There is a crack in everything,
That's how the light gets in...