It's pretty obvious. Just look here
I recently found out that France has ban on paternity tests unless
given special permission by the courts. This essentially means that no
man is legally able to test whether or not a baby is his.
To me, this shows complete disrespect for male reproductive rights.
Not only are men required to support a child that they have, no matter
what, but they are now not even allowed to know if it is their child?
This seems completely ludicrous to me.
The logic behind the bill is that it will "keep the peace" in French
families, but this seems like extremely weak reasoning to me.
Honestly I'm just flabbergasted by the whole thing. I don't understand
how this can be law in a developed country. Could a mother not just
name someone as the father and they would have no recourse? If I slept
with someone, then they have a baby, they can just decide I'm the
father, even if they know (or strongly suspect) I'm not and I have no
say in it. It seems completely crazy. CMV.
The law is there to forced innocent men to pay for men that isn't his. Typical government programs.
I think I have a similar question. Recently the parliament in my country vote to require corruption investigator to get their permission first before investigating a parliament member.
It's pretty similar with requiring men to get permission from a judge first before investigating paternity.
The parliament in indonesia is known to be very corrupt. Such laws would effectively allow them to steal money and get away with it.
So why do they make such law?
Precisely for that reason.
Of course, in the bill, there is no words that say, okay, the law's purpose is to protect our stealing. That would be politically incorrect. Hence, the true purpose of the law is so controversial and obfuscated that we can never really know for certainty that it's the purpose. But c'mon. Hence, the true purpose of the law can only be done by speculating. Obviously, it's a very obvious speculation.
I think the case here is similar.
The other answer talk about it's something a judge should decide. However, it doesn't say what the judge consider when deciding.
What about this new strange laws?
I would speculate it's for the same thing.
In western civilization, if you're married, and someone have sex with your wife, you still have to pay child support. Now, that paternity tests can prevent that. In fact, you don't even need marriage anymore if you are only concerned with passing your wealth to your sons.
Sometimes you don't even get married. If a girl say you're the father, for any reason, say you happen to say hi to her, or something, then tada, child support for some unknown foreigners.
Source: I forget. But I've read about it.
Hell, the government itself would tax hard working productive individuals and give the money to welfare parasites that most likely vote for that very tax.
Source: You need source for this? Really?
European legislative is known to be very progressive.
Paternity fraud is common. So a woman can just marry a rich man, have sex with milk man, and make the rich man pay huge child support.
The prohibition against paternity test will make it much more difficult for the victim of paternity fraud to proof such behavior.
That effectively protect the women who do paternity fraud.
And that is precisely the purpose
The purpose is to protect precisely such behavior. That is. The purpose of prohibiting DNA test is to protect paternity fraudulent mother.
Obviously there is nothing official declaring that the purpose of such laws is to encourage and protect paternity fraud.
They will usually use some politically correct language like protection of a child, or privacy, or whatever.
But I think that's precisely the real purpose.
It's the same reason why people wants to ban guns. To protect thieves that would burglarize houses. To protect tyrants that want to mass murders their own people.
Often, free market, have ways to maintain "justice". Government, as usual, screw that.
- Paternity tests allow you to know who the child is. This allows you to inherit your wealth to your children.
- Paternity tests protect you from paternity fraud
- Paternity tests free you from government infested marriage institution
And that's precisely why government prohibit it. Because it's good. It's contrary to the essence of all governments. To do evil.
I think any libertarian can see this miles away.