The debate is not the specific case on Dr. Phil, but the topic in general. On the show today was a young man who alleges his ex-girlfriend raped him. The act left her pregnant. He believes he shouldn't have to pay child support because of the rape.
Do you think this is a valid argument? Let's assume that the pregnancy did result from rape. What obligations, if any, does the father have to his biological child?
If it indeed is from an act of rape then he should not be responsible for child support. Just as I feel that a woman who is raped should not have to bear the responsibility of that child.
Mom to E and C
agreed, and he should have reported it when it happened, whether they believe it or not. Because this country is very biased against men in this area
DH-Aug 30th 1997 Josiah - 6/3/02 Isaac 7/31/03
Is there a police report?
Unfortunately, I believe that unless he filed a police report immediately following the rape, he should have to pay child support. I tend to think that if the father of the child was indeed actually raped, ejaculation, and therefore the conception of the child, would have been unlikely. I also think that many men will go to great lengths to get out of paying child support, even it it means lying about being raped.
I know my opinion won't be a popular one, but hey, there it is.
Well, I was under the assumption he filed a police report. If he didn't then well he doesn't have anything legal to stand on. A man that is raped can still ejaculate. It's a biological process. Doesn't mean he wanted it to happen.
Mom to E and C