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Fathers in Utah are now legally obliged to pay half the cost of a mother’s medical care related to pregnancy and delivery.
Supporters of the law – which is thought to be the first of its kind in the US – say it will help alleviate the financial burden of motherhood for American women.
The legislation passed with bipartisan support – but it raises questions about the cost of parenting in the US, as well as the state’s growing roster of anti-abortion legislation.
Utah’s Shared Medical Costs law requires biological fathers