“How did this case get before the state in the first place?”
The lesbian couple could not financially take care of the child, and applied for state aid. As per usual, if mom can’t support the kid, the state will provide aid...and go after the father for compensation.
I’m a Kansan, so this guy doesn’t owe the state $6k, as much as he owes me and my fellow Kansans $6k for taking care of his kid. Somebody brought this kid into the world...and somebody is responsible for taking care of him. If the lesbians can’t hack it, I don’t want to be left holding the bag.
The moral of the story - never answer an ad on Craigslist, and sell your sperm to a strange lesbian couple.
The issues I see are:
the moral responsibility to take care the children you father.
the claim by the left that a woman's body is under her complete control and that no one should tell her what she can or can't do with her body (hey if the State can't tell her not to end a life, how can they interfere with her not using a physician to start a life?)
proof that the man did not know that a licensed physician wasn't involved in the process
Boy would I love to be a juror on that case (jury nullification)