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Re: Paying for Pleasure
Article 26425 of soc.men:
From: allenwe@microsoft.UUCP (Allen WELLS)
Subject: Re: Paying for Pleasure
Date: 15 Oct 90 15:48:55 GMT
In response to the comments:
The genetic tests are quite accurate, you know...
They are? I was under the impression that tests could conclusively prove
that a man is not the father, but not prove that he is.
Blood tests have the properties you describe (though modern, more thorough
blood tests narrow it down a lot more than the old ones).
Genetic tests are as accurate as fingerprints (with the exception of
discriminating between identical twins). Genetic tests will prove decisively
that a pair of people are or are not a child's parents.
Of course, the default is generally for the court to simply believe the
woman. Blood tests usually have to be arranged by the alleged father and have to
be paid for by him. Furthermore, a negative result is generally meaningless if
he has already done or said anything that admitted paternity or accepted
I have a strong suspicion that my son was sired by someone else, but I
haven't bothered with testing because it wouldn't help me (child support
wouldn't be cut) and it could certainly hurt me (possible decreased visitation
and an immediate loss of any chance of custody, regardless of the test results).
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Allen Wells about his trial
Posted 2006 09 04