Utah Dads to Be Required to Pay Half of Pregnancy Costs

Gov. Spencer Cox, a Republican, recently signed the proposal, which received widespread support in the GOP-controlled Legislature.

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Utah Gov. Spencer Cox speaks during his monthly news conference on March 18, 2021, in Salt Lake City. Cox has signed a law requiring biological fathers to pay half of a woman's out-of-pocket pregnancy costs. (Spenser Heaps/The Deseret News via AP, Pool, File)
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Biological fathers in Utah will be legally required to pay half of a woman’s out-of-pocket pregnancy costs under a new law unique to the state that critics say doesn’t do enough to adequately address maternal healthcare needs. The bill’s sponsor has presented the measure as an effort to decrease the burden of pregnancy on women and increase responsibility for men who have children. But some critics argue the new legislation…

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