New Bill Could Require Fathers To Pay For Prenatal Care, Child Support


Wednesday, January 25th 2023, 7:28 am

By: News 9


Proposed bills in Oklahoma could require the father of an unborn child to be responsible for the cost of prenatal care or child support in Oklahoma.

House Bill 1985 and Senate Bill 656 would require the father to pay either half of a mother’s out-of-pocket expenses for prenatal care, or the amount they would owe in child support after birth, whichever is less.

A man who fails to pay their obligation could face up to six months in jail for the first offense, and up to a year in prison for the second.

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