Update 2019 05 16, to add links to related articles.
Tennessee : Mandatory paternity testing at birth — Paternity Bill HB2964 – SB3717
Gerard Levesque pointed out the new Tennessee paternity bill. The bill has the potential to increase identification of natural fathers of children. It has another potential, to reduce paternity fraud, as it provides that no man’s name can be put on a birth certificate unless it has first been established through a DNA test that a given man is the natural father of the child whom the man is to be identified as the father. Adoptive parents are to be an exception to that rule.
The Tennessee paternity bill is scheduled to become law on January 1, 2009, but it seems that as of now it has not yet passed through all stages of the legislative approval process. (Someone from Tennessee may be able to shed more light on why not. If you know why not, please respond to this blog entry.)
For more detailed information on the Tennessee Paternity Bill HB2964 – SB3717 check the menu options at the website of the Tennessee General Assembly.
Feminists heatedly object to mandatory paternity testing. For example:
Posted on February 17, 2008 by archcrone
Via my weekly legislative updates from the Tennessee Women’s Political Caucus, (Senator Tate) SB3717HB2964 (Rep. Hardaway) has been placed on the House subcommittee calendar Public Health and Family Assistance of Health and Human Resources for Wednesday Feb. 20, 2008.
Basically, this bill provides that each child born in the state of Tennessee will be tested for paternity before the fathers name can be placed on the birth certificate. The state will take up the cost of paternity testing when parent’s are unable to afford the test. Oh, and married couples are not excluded, making the overt presumption that women are ‘unfaithful.’
If your husband died in Iraq, Afghanistan, or was killed in anyway after conception but before birth, too damn bad. Your child would be a bastard, should this be enacted, simply because the father is no longer available for that mandatory paternity test. Your word that you have not had sex with anyone else is not enough. Thus, your bastard would NOT be entitled to your now dead husbands Social Security benefits.
How the hell this measure got this far is beyond me. Well, I shouldn’t say that, since too many not-so-bright-stars, that are so absolutely anti-woman, seem to get elected to the state legislature over and over here.
Contact your legislators. Let them know just how heinous this measure is. A woman’s assertion of who her childs father is, can be trusted.
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Archcrone is wrong, not the least because her assertion that “Comments are closed” is most certainly false. Mind you, it is obvious that her mind is closed to the truth. Archcrone will maintain her lies as to women’s faithfulness at all and any costs. Nevertheless, the truth proves her to be wrong, and the truth is a strong ally of any man falsely alleged to be the natural father of a given child.
DNA-paternity-test results by the American Association of Blood Banks from more than 300,000 paternity tests, annually, show that “a woman’s assertion as to who her child’s father is” cannot on average be trusted, as the chances are in contested paternity cases that, on average, almost one in three that a child is not the genetic offspring of a given man fingered as the father of that child.
Here are more details on paternity-fraud issues and statistics.
- UK: 1 in 5 paternity claims wrongly identified the father
- Not even the mother knows for sure?
- Fathers Have No Legal Rights
- Paternity fraud, victims won 23 US cases
- Paternity Fraud Victims : Innocent Third Party
- Protecting yourself from paternity fraud
- Seeking Identity of Anonymous Sperm Donor
- Man cannot deny legal paternity, contrary to evidence