The majority of the argument in this thread was between Ter and PoD regarding the right of a man to do a paternity test to know whether the kid is his or not in a scenario where doubt is cast on the woman cheating.
Ter is arguing that: Yes, you should have the right to do a paternity test, without the mother's consent, to confirm if they're your own children or if they're someone else's children.
PoD is arguing the opposite.
The arguments presented in this thread against having that right are so far, at best, bullshit.
To make matters worse some people in here have actually argued that any male should have the right to order a paternity test for any child in the world without even requiring a court order which is absolutely ridiculous but that's what you get when you post fake news, you get proven wrong and then you try to shift the goalposts to save face.
No one made the argument that any random guy on the street can go and do DNA test to any kid around. That's a strawman made by snapdragon and in response to Rich, not to Ter nor by hem.
Anyone of the parents can order a DNA test so the argument that a mother can deny paternity tests from the father in the UK is totally fake.
True, but the discussion that went on for 4 pages thus far hasn't been about the UK law, the argument was about the right of the parent in question to do a paternity test.
PoD was arguing that you should not have that right, even in case of reasonable doubt; While Ter was arguing that you should.
And the argument branched off to several points that are, in various degrees, relevant to the main topic.
I hold the stance that you should have that right.
If, in a hypothetical scenario, your wife was pregnant and you found out she was cheating on you the whole time, you do have the right to test if it's your kid or the kid of the other guy she was cheating on you with.
And I also do agree that to the point that if indeed it was the other guy's kid, then you should not be held legally or financially responsible for that kid.