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Should a father be required to get the mother's consent before conducting paternity testing?

  • Get a woman's consent first.

    A father should be required to get the mother's consent before conducting paternity testing. The mother might have protective reasons for not wanting the test. She might want to keep herself or her kids away from an abuser, for an example. A baby comes from a woman's body and she should have protective rights such as this.

  • Yes They Should

    I believe a father should be required to get the mother's consent before conduction paternity testing. The question indicates that the father may be unsure of the paternity of the child which calls into question there need to perform medical tests without a biological parents consent. Allowing it to go without permission could potentially break laws already set.

  • The mother would obstruct.

    No, a father should not be required to get the mother's consent before conducting paternity testing, because a child should have a right to know their father. A mother should not be allowed to act as a gatekeeper as to whether the child will have a father or not. With the mother needing to consent, she would impose unfair conditions or keep the father out of the child's life.

  • A Father should have the right to a paternity test without maternal consent.

    i believe a father should not have to gain maternal consent in order to conduct a paternity test. A father has a right to know if a child is his or not so he can therefore determine if he is liable to support the child. The only case where a paternity test without consent could present an issue is if there is concern the father could be a danger to the child or mother. In either case, I believe it should have to go through the appropriate court system however and not done outside the courts.

  • No if there is a question of the paternity of a minor child either parent should be able to request DNA testing.

    If the legal parent, father or mother, of a minor child has any question about the paternity of that child they should be able have a DNA test conducted without the approval if the child's other parent. This especially true since many states make the legally assumption the husband of a woman is the father of her child, until proven otherwise.


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