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In IL, fathers can be held responsible for medical expenses associated with pregnancy. The problem arises when the parents are not married there is no presumption that the man she is saying is the father, is indeed the father. He would have to be proven as the father to be held responsible for any expenses and he cannot be shown to be the father until the child is born. After the child is born and paternity
is established, she asks for child support
, she can then seek reimbursement for half the medical expenses. It will then be up to the court to order him to pay or not. I hope this helps clarify.
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