Utah Law Says Fathers Have to Pay for Half of Pregnancy Cost

It's the first state to have such legislation.

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- And a new law in Utah requires biological fathers to pay for half of women's pregnancy expenses, and it's the first state to do so. Republican governor Spencer Cox says that he hopes this measure will steer women away from abortion because of the extra financial help. But critics say the costs accrued during pregnancy pale in comparison to the costs of raising a child, and that this measure doesn't protect women in domestic violence situations.