Friday, March 30, 2012

Mandatory DNA Testing: "Guilty Until Proven Innocent" in NJ?

My latest piece has been posted at The Objective Standard Blog. Here is the opening paragraph to Mandatory DNA Testing for Newborns and Parents would Violate their Rights:

At the behest of “fathers’ rights advocates,” New Jersey Assemblyman Gilbert Wilson (D) has “proposed a measure . . . that would require all newborns—and their parents—to undergo genetic testing to create a record should questions arise about whom the father or mother is.”

Paternity fraud can be legitimately labeled a crime. But preemptive law is no way for a free society to deal with crime. No legislature has any business forcing parents to purchase DNA tests for themselves and their newborns in hopes of avoiding potential disputes that might arise.

Read the rest of my post here.

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