Friday, July 17, 2009

DNA tests are getting easier

A British newspaper reports:
DADS will soon be able to buy DNA paternity test kits over the counter - to prove kids are theirs.

The £30 packs let them take simple swabs which are flown to a lab for analysis.

But medical ethics experts warned that the tests - a regular item on Jeremy Kyle's ITV daytime talk show - could foster a "culture of suspicion" and cause marriages to break up.

Josephine Quintavalle, of campaign group Comment On Reproductive Ethics, added: "The people who might suffer most are children rejected by parents."
No. This test never causes children to be rejected by parents. It only causes rejection by non-parents. It never deters an actual parent.

The test does not foster suspicion, it eliminates suspicion. It is the wife's infidelity that causes the marriages to break up, not the test.

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