Incest Laws Questioned

Patrick and Susan

Another sad story that really touches me…

Who are we to say what is right and what is wrong for other adults? As long as they are not hurting anyone why should we care? Kids brought up in a loving home life can only benefit in my opinion.

Patrick Stübing and his sister Susan grew up apart from each other in Germany and met in later years and fell in love with each other.

They started a relationship in 2000 and now have four children, three who have been taken away from them and are in foster care.

Supporters say they will fight to have incest removed as a criminal offense, stating the law is out of date.

Patrick has already spent two years in jail for this offence and faces another prison sentence.

Incest is not illegal in many of Germany’s neighbouring countries, he said. The law was a “historical relic”.

Napoleon abolished France’s incest laws in 1810 and it is not a crime in the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, Portugal, Turkey, Japan, Argentina and Brazil.

Incest is forbidden in Britain, where the law was extended in 2002 to include not just those with blood ties, but also step-parents and their children and in cases of adoptions.

Germany’s constitutional court is expected to decide on the Stübings’ appeal in four to six weeks’ time.

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  1. Joshua said

    “Who are we to say what is right and what is wrong for other adults? As long as they are not hurting anyone why should we care? Kids brought up in a loving home life can only benefit in my opinion.”

    Children born from incest are known to have increased chances of defective genes. This is hurting enough in my opinion.

    Would you reproduce if you know you had AIDS? Would you risk the chance of putting a child into this world that will suffer all his or her life because of your actions?

    It is a parents duty to protect their children against anything until its ready to leave the nest.. That includes protecting the child from the parent it self!

    I got quite interested in this case as well, why are these people trying to force something that isn’t meant to be? There are PLENTY of people out there you can fall in love with. Perhaps this relationship is more the result of a damaged family life and longing for wholeness than it is about true love…

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