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Would Mandatory Paternity Tests Protect Children? | Care2 Causes

Would Mandatory Paternity Tests Protect Children? | Care2 Causes

Joe Chisholm has been looking for his daughter Sigourney for 18 years. Last week, his search finally came to an end when Patricia O’Byrne, the girl’s mother, was arrested and charged with abducting the girl . An arrest warrant was issued for O’Byrne in 1993 and she evaded police for 18 years, having managed to secure new identities for herself and her daughter. Both the mother and daughter had government issued identification in their new names (Pamela and Thea Whelan), such as birth certificates and passports, which is raising questions about them being too easy to obtain. Renewed call for mandatory paternity tests In light of the O’Byrne case, the Canadian Children’s Rights Council is renewing its call for mandatory paternity tests . They argue that this would ensure both parents are identified immediately, which would help eliminate paternal fraud and identity fraud. Cu...

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