DADS will soon be able to buy DNA paternity test kits over the counter - to prove kids are theirs.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 £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."
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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