News Articles - Other than about Liam Magill's case
Paternity fraud an urban myth: study
Sydney Morning Herald, 29 June 2005
Alienated fathers' rights groups and the paternity testing industry are responsible for urban myths about
paternity fraud, a university study has found.
Professor of Sociology at Melbourne's Swinburne University of Technology, Michael Gilding, said figures suggesting
that up to 30 per cent of paternity tests showed that the nominated father was not the parent of the child in
question were based on unreliable sources or studies.
MOTHER DENIES SHE MISLEAD ON PATERNITY
West Australian News, by Roy Gibson, 20th May 2005
The mother of three has denied in court that she deliberately mislead a man into believing he was the father of
her youngest child.
Kellie Gray 38 of Pinjarra told the District Court that she was shocked when DNA tests proved that her former
partner 46 year old Rodney Macdonald was not the father of her son now aged three.
Ms Gray testified that she met Mr Macdonald in Northam in September 2000 and had a brief relationship with him.
Mr Macdonald of Kewdale is suing Ms Gray for damages on the grounds that she tricked him into believing he was
the father of her son. He gave up a well paid job in Kalgorlie to move to Perth and have regular contact with the
Husband makes cheating wife pay for time spent raising lover's child
The London Times, London, U.K., from Adam Sage in Paris, May 3, 2005
A FRENCHMAN has won a ground-breaking ruling against his former wife and her lover, ordering them to pay back the
money that he had spent on bringing up a child he had mistakenly assumed to be his own.
The man, named as G in the ruling, was awarded €23,000 (£15,600) after a DNA test revealed that he was not the
father of the 13-year-old child, Astrid.
He had raised her as his own daughter, paying for her food, clothing, toys, schoolbooks and holidays, the Caen
Appeal Court in Normandy said. It added that his former wife, B, from Cherbourg, had always had doubts about the
identity of Astrid's father: she was unsure whether it was her husband or her lover.
The Globe and Mail
Canada's national newspaper
Mommy's little secret
As we gather to mark the festive season, here's one juicy morsel mom won't be dishing up: that guy you call
your dad may not be. DNA testing has revolutionized medical science, CAROLYN ABRAHAM reports, but it also has
uncovered the myth of female monogamy. Now doctors are wondering how to break the news to men
By CAROLYN ABRAHAM, Saturday, December 14, 2002 – Print Edition, Page F1
They came to the hospital together, a husband, a wife and the little daughter they feared had been cursed by
inheritance. Since birth, she had struggled to breathe, and all the signs pointed to cystic fibrosis.
If the girl truly had the incurable disease that clogs the lungs, she had to have received two copies of a CF
gene, one from each parent. Tests at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto confirmed the family's worst fears
-- and then some.
The girl was indeed afflicted. Her mom carried one of the culprit genes. But her dad, the doctors discovered, was
quite a different story. His DNA showed no sign of a CF gene, which means he is not a carrier and he is not her
ABC News ( U.S.A.)
Men Fight Centuries-Old Paternity Laws
By Geraldine Sealey ABC News
Oct. 2, 2002 — "Is it yours? If not, you still have to pay!" That statement, plastered on a New Jersey
billboard above a picture of a visibly pregnant woman, is enough to make many male motorists slow down in rush
Patrick McCarthy, president of New Jersey Citizens Against Paternity Fraud, the group sponsoring nine of these
billboards across the state, says he's just trying to prevent the victimization of other men.
Three years ago, McCarthy found out he was not the biological father of his then-15-year-old daughter. Though
divorced from her mother for well over a decade and not intimately involved in her life, McCarthy paid child
support for the girl. more...
Fathers fight paternity fraud by Kathleen Parker
Townhall, 24 Feb 2001
States Consider Laws Against Paternity Fraud
Child Advocates Worry About Effects
Washington Post, by Robert E. Pierre, 14 Oct 2002
bearing DNA proof left to pay by Davis veto Victims of paternity fraud had hoped bill would end support
obligations. by Jenifer B. McKim
Orange County Register, 13 Oct 2002
would penalize mothers who misidentify fathers by Breanna Shepherd
Orange County Register, 3 Oct 2002
Dads- Men Fight Centuries-Old Paternity Laws by Geraldine Sealey
ABC News, 2 Oct 2002
tests to ID dads PATERNITY: Men forced to support children not their own say bill would have offered relief. They
vow to fight on. by Jasmine Lee
Daily Breeze, 28 Sept 2002
reform plan fights rising paternity fraud by Thompson & Sacks
Detroit News, 25 Sept 2002
reform state's paternity law by Jasmine Lee
Daily Breeze, 28 July 2002
Opposing view: Clearing up the paternity process by Roderick D. Wright
Sacramento Bee, 12 July 2002
Still Trumps Science for Feminists by Sally C. Pipes
PRI/Contrarian, 08 Jul 2002
by DNA fight 'paternity fraud' by Cheryl Wetzstein
Washington Times, 22 Jun 2002
What is fatherhood? It's more than biology -- much more
Sacramento Bee, 21 Jun 2002
Daddy Trap Missouri's child-support cops won't take DNA for an answer. by Deb Hipp
The Pitch, 11 July 2002
Should courts allow DNA testing to determine paternity in child-support cases?
Insight Magazine, 27 May 2002
YES by Dianna Thompson
NO by Jenny Skoble
is no defense in state paternity suits by Dianna Thompson
San Francisco Examiner, 15 Apr 2002
DNA Shakes Up
Child Support Law California Paternity Justice Act: If the Genes Don't Fit, You Must Acquit by Glenn Sacks
15 Mar 2002
Fraud Action Alert Should Non-fathers Pay Child Support? / Help free forced fathers
US Citizens Against Paternity Fraud
Parents Without Rights