Bill would require paternity tests for newborns

The Associated Press reports:

A bill introduced in the Kansas House would require every newborn in the state to be genetically tested to identify the child’s father.

State Rep. Melody McCray Miller, a Democrat from Wichita, says the bill is intended to help men who have been named as a child’s father, or who want to know if they are the child’s father. The bill would also apply to married couples who have several children.

The bill says a court could intervene if someone refused to take the test or have it administered to the baby.

Read more on KWCH.

This could be one of the worst ideas I’ve seen in a long time.  If a man has questions about a child’s paternity, he can seek a paternity test.  There is absolutely no valid reason to invade every parent’s and every child’s privacy by requiring these tests.   I hope the Kansas legislature has the common sense to reject this bill totally.

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