Walgreens — the largest drugstore chain in America — announced this week that they are selling over-the-counter DNA home paternity tests.
The “DNA Test Paternity Collection Kit” will cost you $30.00USD at the drugstore and you’ll have to pay an additional $119.00USD as a lab-processing fee.
If you want to use the test in court, you’ll have to set up a special “chain of command” with the lab to protect the integrity of the test, and that fee will run you $319.00USD.
The fact that we even need to determine paternity in an over-the-counter drugstore purchase is overwhelming and disappointing.
How did we so quickly come to lose the connection between man, woman and child — let alone the destruction of husband, wife and baby?
Why is paternity so uncertain today that a niche economy of DNA paternity testing can flourish across 4,785 Walgreens stores and over 15,000 other resale outlets in 48 states?
Are we bothered that over 60,000 paternity kits have already been sold?