I can see both sides of this issue….The man in question really can’t afford to have more children….But with the court’s ruling…this could put responsible fathers who do pay child support and who could ( by some means) afford to have another child with another spouse. In other words this gives the court the latitude to become involved in something they have no usiness in.
Something courts,lawyers,and society seem prone to do and allow to happen. Also is the issue of the man involved. What happens if it is an accidental pregnancy. It would seem as if the court has almost ordered his involuntary sterilization or castration. This is a practice the nazi’s used on the jews and was considered to be a horrible war crime by society. But yet it is effectively what has transpired here. Just doesn’t make much sense to me on any account here…Stupidity abounds on all sides of this issue.
I realize the cost of incarcerating the father will exceed $25,000.00 . But and If…. and we all know the danger of those two words…If this man were to have two more children per year….then in 8 years he would have a total of 16 more children….at a cost to the taxpayers of about $500.00 per week that the state would pay in AFDC. This then represents a cost of $26,000.00 per year to the taxpayers….
So maybe these Judges in their attempt to keep this from happening have threatened the man with incarceration….I just don’t understand why they haven’t done something to help or motivate this man to pay his support. If this man were myself…I would have been put in jail when I was only $400.00 behind….been there and done that….so the whole damn mess doesn’t make sense to me….