[UK] I recently discovered that a girl I had been seeing a few months ago is pregnant and has decided to keep the baby. I've told her that I'm having no part in it. I won't be signing as the father and will not make it easy for CPS to claim any money (all she has is my first name and phone number). As far as I am concerned this is her choice, I am not ready for a child and can not afford either the money or time commitment. In the even that I am found, how can I best explain to my child that it was the mother's choice to raise them without a father? I have no rights to say what happens with my child so I refuse to participate in this system. Should I instead change my phone number and pray for the best?
I am aware of strong opinions on this issue so please refrain from morality based answers. For me personally this is a legal issue and it is this that has informed my decision.