Married Cousins Facing Jail Time for Getting Pregnant

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A Utah couple recently exchanged vows, and are expecting their first child but they are facing jail time because they are first cousins. Attorney Anahita Sedaghatfar weighs in on the law of incest in Utah, where it’s a third-degree felony, punishable by 5 years in prison and 5,000 in fines. She shares that we have these laws on the books to prevent genetic defects in children.