Utah Law Requires Biological Fathers To Pay Half Of Pregnancy Costs | NBC News NOW

2021-ж., 7-апр.
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Utah has become the first state to legally mandate prenatal child support by requiring biological fathers to pay half of pregnancy costs. Under the new law, an expecting mother can elect whether the father has to share the cost, but critics worry it could escalate domestic abuse.
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  • They should also require this in all states! The battle should be brought up in child support court. Also the child's medical bills after birth up until 18 or first degree for college. Jail time force work program. We also need to get this for illegal immigrants to.

    Victorious VictoryVictorious Victory9 күн мурун
  • Can it be retroactive like 30 years ago

    Edna BandayrelEdna Bandayrel10 күн мурун
  • YOU STILL HAVE families with multiple wife's (though not recognized civil unions), they have large number's of children. They've been sucking up taxpayer dollars for free medical care, food stamps, WIC, welfare, because legally they aren't married. Why do I have to pay for their lifestyle choice? HOW ELSE TO YOU THINK they can afford it?

    Charyle EmelCharyle Emel10 күн мурун
  • while we're at it let's make financially illiterate spouses pay for the credit card charges they personally charge against a spouse's account......

    Daddy ODaddy O10 күн мурун
  • Asking for payments from the biological father gives him custody rights which may not be best for the child.

    ruth depewruth depew10 күн мурун
  • About time. 👍

    Natalia VillalvazoNatalia Villalvazo10 күн мурун
  • 👍

    SherSher10 күн мурун
  • Make illegals pay for their childrens birth. Why don't they start with that one?

    M BM B10 күн мурун
  • First question for the Doc: How many stair cases are there?

    ItsLytBroItsLytBro10 күн мурун
  • Condoms are always cheaper.

    Anna GaleszAnna Galesz10 күн мурун
  • Let all the petty drug dealers out of jail, make space for these dead beats. Pieces of garbage.

    David HaynesDavid Haynes11 күн мурун
  • A man who won’t pony up for his part should go to jail. A man who doesn’t have a good reason for not taking care of his kids The way they can pay their part, if they refuse, is jail. Making license plates.

    David HaynesDavid Haynes11 күн мурун
  • Utah needs to adopt the law from Colorado - they don't mess around. Prove the father and they hunt down the SOB and haul him to court and jail if he does not pay. It worked great for my two daughters- my first husband wriggled out of child support for 13 years until I moved to Colorado - he got a wake up call after he went to jail.

    Lucy BuehlLucy Buehl11 күн мурун
  • Good! This is a law that was a long time coming. Women need to hold the fathers accountable for their choices.

    Lucy BuehlLucy Buehl11 күн мурун
    • Yes what happened to those fathers who takes care of a child that the mother claims that is his, only to find out that he is not the father, like we say everyday on the these talk shows,

      louis grantlouis grant10 күн мурун
  • THANK YOU!!!!

    V VV V11 күн мурун
  • This dumb what about the women who don’t who they’re child’s fathers are?

    S HS H11 күн мурун
  • We could just give our citizens healthcare. In every “civilized” country, childbirth is free.

    Devin Shea ProductionsDevin Shea Productions11 күн мурун
    • Childbirth isn't even a health problem, so why should health insurance be available to cover it? We might just as well give our citizens hail damage insurance and call it health care.

      Jim KirbyJim Kirby11 күн мурун
  • Some babies don't,t come from fathers.some come from fallen angels. Men watch out.

    avakin bri Smithavakin bri Smith11 күн мурун
  • It's about time

    helen aldersonhelen alderson11 күн мурун
  • Child custody should be 50/50 and parents should pay half of all of children's bills including pre-nantal care.

    Laura WeaverLaura Weaver11 күн мурун
  • What happens if biological fathers declare themselves transgender women? Do they still retain their biological identity under this Utah law? Are these women now responsible for payments that only apply to biological men?

    Blue Anon ChairmanBlue Anon Chairman11 күн мурун
    • They would still be a biological parent, having contributed half of the DNA

      helen aldersonhelen alderson11 күн мурун
  • I love it.

    JammzyJammzy11 күн мурун
    • @steph not really sure who you are referring to Karen.

      JammzyJammzy9 күн мурун
    • @northsouth yes. That is what people do. How do you not know that?

      JammzyJammzy9 күн мурун
    • I'm sure you do... Cant do nothing without that child support hustle

      stephsteph11 күн мурун
  • Unless there is acceptable mitigating reasons a grown man who will not pay half the cost, that man should go to jail. Grow up.

    David HaynesDavid Haynes11 күн мурун
  • That might help the multi-husband/wives of the Mormons who have 8-18 children, pay the Bill. Stop living off the Tax Payer. lol

    journalsof jadednewsjournalsof jadednews11 күн мурун
    • Yes people keep missing that. Only the first wife is legal and the 7+ other wives get welfare while the state never recoup that. Nope if you want multiple wives/women you should be able to full take care of all their needs with out the state

      ERMARTIN2011ERMARTIN201111 күн мурун
  • Great contraception.

    Ela BEla B11 күн мурун
  • What? They should pay 100%

    Sallie CSallie C11 күн мурун
    • @Sallie C but that’s not accurate DNA unless the child is actually born

      S HS H11 күн мурун
    • @S H there’s a paternity test they have to take to claim

      Sallie CSallie C11 күн мурун
    • Not if you don’t know who your child’s father is

      S HS H11 күн мурун
    • Sure Sallie Karen. We will pay for the childbirth, pay for child support, pay for your house, and then you can call yourselves an independent woman. While you refuse to allow to see our children. You could wake up and realize that every civilized country has free healthcare.

      Devin Shea ProductionsDevin Shea Productions11 күн мурун
    • lol

      Mohammad Reza PahlaviMohammad Reza Pahlavi11 күн мурун
  • Seems fair, props for the law👏👏

    Andres Yesid Moreno VillaAndres Yesid Moreno Villa11 күн мурун
  • No words

    Jessie JosephJessie Joseph11 күн мурун
  • Oh yeah, like this isn’t going to lead to more problems. Lol

    Win Big with Lena & MikeWin Big with Lena & Mike11 күн мурун
    • NOT for the mother or child

      V VV V11 күн мурун
  • First!

    Steven CahnSteven Cahn11 күн мурун