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April 8, 2021

New Utah Law Requires Fathers to Pay Half of Pregnancy Costs

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A Utah law that just took effect can require biological fathers to pay half of the mother's pregnancy costs.

According to CNA, fathers in Utah can be required to pay half of the mother's insurance premiums and pregnancy-related medical costs (including hospital birth).

If a mother in Utah has the biological father's paternity confirmed, she can legally require him to financially support her pregnancy. This allows women to choose life after being raped or their partner leaves them without worrying as much about financial burdens.

The new law also states that a mother who obtains an abortion without the father's consent cannot require him to pay for the abortion. This does include exceptions to save the life of the mother or if the pregnancy was caused by rape or incest.

In addition to fighting against pro-abortion laws and court decisions, pro-life advocates can help save the lives of the unborn by advocating for laws and policies that help disadvantaged women. This law is a good example of one that empowers women to overcome an obstacle that might otherwise cause them to have an abortion.

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