This is a decision that only a distorted male mind could contemplate. To suggest a meeting between the rapist, the raped and the product of that rape is malevolent, while to empower such a meeting is heinous.
Our article in the Huffington Post this month looks at the phenomenon of rapists who go on to ask for contact with the children they produced out of rape.
This is a particularly difficult area to write about due to the cultural and evidential problems surrounding rape, so the article focuses on incidents of undeniable rape as its starting point.
In the piece we look at the right to contact through the eyes of the children involved and a little explored area which sees fathers asking for contact only after they have been ordered to pay maintenance by a court.
What do you think? Is contact in this context ever justified?