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Feminist Law Professor Leads Backlash
Against Paternity Fraud Laws

November 4, 2004

The promo for this week’s His Side"Feminist Law Professor Leads Backlash Against Paternity Fraud Laws"–is below.

I invite you to call the show and join the discussion in progress at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST at 1-877-590-KTIE (in California) or 1-800-439-4805 (out of state).

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The Massachusetts Joint Physical Custody Ballot Question won overwhelmingly yesterday. Congratulations to Massachusetts Fathers & Families, the Fatherhood Coalition, the Children’s Rights Council of Massachusetts, the Berkshire Fatherhood Coalition, and others. According to Ned Holstein of Fathers and Families of Massachusetts, the coordinator of the effort, "approximately 85% voted for joint physical custody of children…The lopsided margin of victory was greater than that of any elected official in Massachusetts, including John Kerry, Barney Frank, or Jim McGovern. In two towns, it passed by about 2-1…and in every other town the margin was even larger, often approaching 8-1 or 9-1. Approximately 600,000 Massachusetts citizens voted on our non-binding ballot question, representing every area of the state, every ethnic group and every social class."

Holstein recently debated the ballot question on His Side with former ABA leader Lynne Gold-Bikin–to listen, see Feminist Ex-ABA Leader Slams Shared Custody, Fathers’ Movement.

On His Side last Sunday we discussed one of the most bizarre and tragic murders of our time–The Lohstroh Case: Alienating Mother Pushes 10 Year-Old Boy to Kill Father. Several of Dr. Rick Lohstroh’s friends have contacted us in defense of their murdered friend. According to Sumit Guha, M.D., one of Rick’s friends from medical school, Rick may have foreseen his death.

During the show we played a taped phone conversation of Lohstroh’s ex-wife threatening to make false child abuse allegations and saying "wait ’till you see the next round [of charges]." According to Dr. Guha, after the first false allegation, Rick "couldn’t see his kids. He lived in a filthy bleak little apartment with little or no money to support himself for months. No one even would talk to him about why they were keeping his children from him. I’m not sure if you can imagine the persecution you feel being a law biding physician and father all your life and suddenly have people who don’t even know you treat you in this manner…As you said on the air, Rick would rather have been raped. Meanwhile, his wife’s boyfriend was residing in his new home being called ‘dad.’"

To read the full letter, see Dr. Lohstroh’s Medical School Friend Says Lohstroh May Have Foreseen His Murder. To listen to the show, click here.

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Feminist Law Professor Leads Backlash
Against Paternity Fraud Laws

The stories of victims of paternity fraud often provoke disbelief. Many men are falsely assigned paternity in default judgments and are compelled by the state to pay 18 years of child support for children whom DNA tests have proven are not theirs. Many of these men are not properly served notice of the paternity proceedings, never get their day in court and have no idea they are "fathers" until their wages are garnished.

Often by the time these men realize what has been done to them, the statute of limitations for challenging paternity has already passed, and sometimes lose half or more of their take-home pay to child support, arrearages, interest, and penalties — often to support children they have never even met.

In other cases, men are misled into supporting children who are not theirs. Sometimes unwed men are urged to declare paternity of their girlfriend’s or ex-lover’s children at or near birth, and such declarations, when later found to be the product of deception, are hard to undo. Other men are deceived by wives who bear children through adulterous liaisons and who mislead them into thinking that the children are theirs.

In response to the paternity fraud crisis, several states, including California, Georgia, Maryland, Alabama and others, have passed paternity fraud legislation. Now paternity fraud activists’ success has created a backlash.

Law Professor Melanie Jacobs has emerged as a leading voice in the backlash against paternity fraud laws. Family law attorney Jeffery Leving has authored legislation to make paternity fraud a criminal offense. Jacobs and Leving will debate paternity fraud laws and their philosophical underpinnings on His Side with Glenn Sacks on Sunday, November 7 at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST.

I invite you to call the show and join the discussion in progress at 1-877-590-KTIE (in California) or 1-800-439-4805 (out of state).

For those who are outside of our radio stations’ coverage ranges, you can listen to the show live via our station’s excellent Internet stream at Listen Live. His Side with Glenn Sacks can be heard on WSNR AM 620 in New York City and North-Eastern New Jersey, and on WWZN AM 1510 in Boston on Sundays at 10 PM EST. The show can also be heard in Southern California on KTIE AM 590 at 5 PM PST.

To learn more about paternity fraud and paternity fraud laws, see:

His Side with Glenn Sacks can be heard on WSNR AM 620 in New York City and North-Eastern New Jersey, and on WWZN AM 1510 in Boston on Sundays at 10 PM EST. The show can also be heard in Southern California on KTIE AM 590 at 5 PM PST. To listen live via the Internet from anywhere in the world, go to Listen Live. Both radio and Internet listeners are encouraged to call and participate in the show live and on the air at 1-877-590-KTIE (in California) or 1-800-439-4805 (out of state). All callers will be mailed a free CD of the show in which they appeared at their request.

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