Should Biological Fathers Be Required to Pay Half of Pregnancy Costs?
In an effort to decrease the burden of pregnancy on women, Utah recently passed a bill that will require biological fathers to pay half of a woman’s out-of-pocket pregnancy costs. The bill, which goes into effect on May 5, will apply to a pregnant woman’s health insurance premiums and any pregnancy-related medical costs. In cases where paternity is disputed, men will not be required to pay anything until paternity is confirmed. While the bill may prevent women from delaying or missing maternity care due to financial difficulties, critics say that there are better ways to support mothers that do not require legislative interference.
Utah has passed a bill requiring biological fathers to pay half of a woman’s pregnancy costs. The bill may improve maternity care, but critics say there are better options to support mothers. Are you for or against fathers paying half of pregnancy costs?
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