Do children have rights? Absolutely. Children have a fundamental right to be known and loved by the two people who made them: their mother and father. It’s a right that’s recognised worldwide.
Children are not items to be cut and pasted into just any romantic adult arrangement. Rather, children are vulnerable individuals who deserve to have their inherent rights respected and protected by the only people in society powerful enough to do so – adults. So much of a child’s successful launch into adulthood depends on whether or not the foundational right to both of their parents is respected. That requires that adults order their lives around the rights of children.