(ConservativeInsider.org) – Bringing a child into the world can be frightening, and paying for the pregnancy and labor process can be equally as challenging. For Utah mothers, though, a new law may help make the road to motherhood just a bit smoother.
On March 16, Utah Governor Spencer Cox (R) signed an amendment to the Utah Child Support Act, which will allow a pregnant woman to seek economic help from the baby’s father for insurance and medical costs during pregnancy. This new law, which takes effect May 5, will lessen the economic burden on women who find themselves pregnant without solid financial footing.
NPR reported on the specifics of the bill:
The law requires the biological father to pay 50% of a pregnant woman's out-of-pocket medical costs, including health insurance premiums and hospital birth. It was signed by Republican Utah Gov. Spencer Cox last month, and will take effect on May 5. https://t.co/rbDPHnVIfe
— NPR (@NPR) April 7, 2021
Pro-life advocates praised the new law because it ensures men bear responsibility for the children they help to bring into this world. Hopefully, this law will help eliminate the financial turmoil that faces women who find themselves wondering if they can afford pregnancy and labor.
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