Protesting for father's rights

Harry Sullivan
Published on March 21, 2014
Father's protest
Harry Sullivan - Truro Daily News

TRURO - Shawn Putnam of Glenholme at left and Paul Fisher of Bass River joined Jeff Harrington of Upper Stewiacke for a peaceful protest on Friday near the family courthouse building on Prince Street in Truro.

 The protest was held in an effort to bring attention to what the three men say are lopsided laws regarding a father’s rights. While the system was initially designed to protect against dead-beats dads, the men say they believe that court decisions have taken it too far in the opposite direction, enabling some mothers to abuse the system of child support and access while fathers of split families are left with barely enough income to survive.