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GIVE EQUAL PARENTAL RIGHTS TO UNWED FATHERS

CURRENT LAWS DENY UNWED FATHERS RIGHTS AT BIRTH WITHOUT A LENGTHY AND COSTLY COURT BATTLE, WHICH CANNOT OCCUR UNTIL AFTER BIRTH (and he has no rights to even know when it occurs) UNWED FATHERS NOR ANYONE IN THE PATERNAL FAMILY HAVE ANY RIGHTS TO KNOW WHEN THEIR CHILD IS BORN, SEE THEIR CHILD, OR BOND WITH THEIR CHILD.  EVEN IF HE ACKNOWLEDGES PATERNITY AND TAKES RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CHILD THE MOTHER AND THE MATERNAL FAMILY CAN DENY ALL CONTACT (SUPERVISED OR NOT) WITHOUT ANY VALID REASON.   A  FATHER AND HIS CHILD ARE ENTITLED TO THE SAME RIGHTS AS THE MOTHER. DENYING THEM DIRECTLY VIOLATES FAMILY VALUES AND SELF WORTH TO CHILDREN.  IN AN AGE OF FAMILY MORAL DEGRADATION FATHERS WHO WANT TO LOVE AND SUPPORT THEIR CHILD SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED AND SUPPORTED IN DOING SO.  OUR CURRENT LAWS AND COURT SYSTEMS ARE ROADBLOCKS TO UNWED FATHERS, TREATING THEM AS UNWORTHY PARENTS FOR NO REASON AT ALL.   MAKING IT SO DIFFICULT AND COSTLY TO THE FATHER PROMOTES ABANDONMENT OF CHILDREN.   MANY GIVE UP OUT OF HOPELESSNESS OR RUN OUT OF RESOURCES BEFORE MANEUVERING THROUGH THE COURT SYSTEM. OUR CHILDREN DESERVE BETTER FROM US! OUR CHILDREN DESERVE THE LOVE AND SUPPORT OF THEIR FATHERS AND PATERNAL FAMILIES.  WHY WOULD WE WANT TO DENY THEM THIS RIGHT?   I URGE YOU TO SUPPORT CHANGE OF OUR CURRENT LAWS ON THIS MATTER. STAND UP FOR LOVING FATHERS!    STAND UP FOR OUR CHILDREN!


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