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Fatherhood Rights Being Stripped Away

Fatherhood Rights Being Stripped Away

Virginia's new putative father registry violates fathers' rights to raise their own children

Date published: 8/16/2007

Washington--Virginia's controversial new Putative Father Registry law asks any man who has had heterosexual non-marital sex in Virginia to register with the state. Supporters say the law will help connect fathers with their children before the children are put up for adoption. Critics see it as another example of the erosion of citizens' privacy.

Both sides miss the real point of the registry--to remove a father's right to prevent his child's mother from giving their child up for adoption without his consent.

Read More about this conotroversial law......

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