You do realize we now have DNA testing available at a very reasonable cost, right? Not to mention that the Dad is known to the Mom the vast majority of the time.
I've been trying to walk you through the scenario to help you understand the nuances, but I don't think you are intellectually capable.
Dad isn't at the hospital for the birth of the child. He didn't care enough to show, didn't vet his woman well enough, didn't even know he was going to be a father or is at home with his wife and other kids while his one night stand is having their baby. There is no national DNA database to run this new kids DNA through to identify the father.
Mom has sole custody. Dad is unknown.
Dad has no rights.
If dad comes forward and identifies himself as the father or if he is named by the state as part of a paternity action, he gets rights along with the obligations.
Why should the children be punished because their parents were never married?
Once again you demonstrate your ignorance of history and lack of historical perspective. Not long ago, identifying a child as being born out of wedlock was punishment. They were illegitimate. Bastards. The predominate attitude was that marriage was important to the raising of children and to the stability of the culture. Maybe children screwing around for the first time might have a child out of wedlock but adults didnt. Not responsible adults. Having a child outside of marriage was shameful and those children were shamed so as to not repeat that mistake.
You misstate the facts, you dont know why the system is the way it is and cant understand how it got to be that way. Its no wonder why you feel so outraged and rant like a child. You should educate yourself so you will better understand the why's and won't keep embarrassing yourself.
Your outrage is misplaced. Having children isn't compulsory. The legalities are established and known. Men having children out of wedlock is done with their consent. They are signing up for the trip, they don't need you to save them from themselves.