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Utah, Biological Fathers

Utah Law Requires Fathers to Share Pregnancy Costs

Under a new law in Utah, biological fathers are now required to pay at least 50% of the out-of-pocket medical costs related to a woman’s pregnancy, including prenatal care.

4/7/2021 8:00:00 PM

Under a new law in Utah , biological fathers are now required to pay at least 50% of the out-of-pocket medical costs related to a woman’s pregnancy, including prenatal care .

Under a new law in Utah , biological fathers are now required to pay at least 50% of the out-of-pocket medical costs related to a woman’s pregnancy, including prenatal care .

into law last month.A biological father will not have to pay anything if the mother has an abortion without his consent, unless the abortion is medically necessary to keep the mother alive or if the pregnancy was the result of incest orrape. If a man disputes paternity, he would not pay anything until paternity is established.

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The bill’s chief sponsor, Republican state Rep. Brady Brammer, told The Associated Press the bill was not intended to lower the number ofabortions, but he said that could be a result. He said he was frustrated with the number of anti-abortion bills and wanted to do something to make it easier to bring babies into the world.

“We want to help people and actually be pro-life in how we do it as opposed to anti-abortion,” Brammer said. “One of the ways to help with that was to help the burden of pregnancy be decreased.”Anti-abortion groups praised the bill.“Anything we can do to support women in these circumstances will help them be able to give birth to their babies, feel good about that choice, and feel supported along the way,” said Merrilee Boyack, chairman of the Abortion-Free Utah coalition. headtopics.com

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I support the law. The father must help his child. but the real costs come when you have to raise the child. for that theyre not responsible (unless the mother has the money to count a court case)