September 3, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
Paternity fraud is in the news again with this excellent post by Diane Dimond (DianeDimond.net, 8/31/15). With one exception, she nails it.
The hard-charging organization, Women Against Paternity Fraud, is working diligently to bring awareness of the scourge of paternity fraud to a wider audience. Good for them and good for Dimond too. I’ve written a lot about the problem, but always, more must be said. Put simply, there is no good reason why a civilized society should tolerate paternity fraud. It serves no legitimate purpose and harms everyone it touches. When a mother identifies the wrong man as the father of her child, she sets off a ripple of effects that outrage the conscience and potentially threaten lives. As Dimond puts it,