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Protect Life/Unborn

AG Pax­ton Files for Injunc­tion to Stop Biden Admin­is­tra­tion from Forc­ing Health­care Providers to Use State Fund­ing for Abortions

Yesterday Attorney General Paxton filed a motion to enjoin the Biden Administration from using a provision of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) to require Texas hospitals and doctors to perform abortions as a condition of receiving Medicare and Medicaid funding. 

August 04, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Pub­lish­es New Guid­ance Upon Issuance of SCOTUS’s Dobbs Judgment

Today Attorney General Paxton released a guidance letter following the U.S. Supreme Court’s issuance of a judgment in the Dobbs decision overturning Roe v Wade.  

July 27, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Sends Let­ter to Google Urg­ing Fair Access to Cri­sis Preg­nan­cy Centers

Attorney General Paxton sent a Virginia-led multistate letter to the CEO of Alphabet Inc.—the multinational Big Tech conglomerate of which Google is a part—urging the company not to discriminate against crisis pregnancy centers in search results and online advertising.

July 26, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Sues Biden Admin Over Its Efforts to Force Abor­tions in Texas 

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regarding their use of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) to require hospitals to perform abortions.

July 14, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Files Emer­gency Motion with Texas Supreme Court in Sup­port of Pre-Roe Statutes Bar­ring Abortions

This week Attorney General Paxton asked the Supreme Court of Texas to vacate a temporary restraining order blocking enforcement Texas’s pre-Roe criminal prohibitions on elective abortion.

June 30, 2022 | Press Release

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton Urges Feds to Inves­ti­gate Vio­lence Against Pro-Life Groups

Attorney General Paxton joined a comment letter led by Ohio, addressed to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, urging him to investigate the barrage of threats and attacks made against pro-life judges and pro-life organizations.

June 27, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Cel­e­brates End of Roe v. Wade; Announces Abor­tion Now Ille­gal in Texas

Today the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833 (1992), thus bringing an end to a half century of the unconstitutional and unconscionable national “right” to abortion.

June 24, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Joins Coali­tion to Pro­tect Children’s Health Against the Pre­da­tions of the Gen­der-Ide­o­log­i­cal Left

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a multistate amicus brief in support of Alabama’s Vulnerable Child Protection Act, which prohibits the use of puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and surgery to cosmetically alter children and adolescents in order to facilitate their “gender transition.”

May 11, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Fights to Pro­tect Pro-Life Laws Threat­ened by Expired Equal Rights Amendment

Attorney General Ken Paxton has joined a multi-state amicus brief opposing efforts to obtain a judicial ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) of 1972.

March 18, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Sup­ports Pro-Life Peti­tion to Pass the Fetal Heart­beat and Pro­tec­tion from Abor­tion Act

Attorney General Paxton has joined a multistate amicus brief supporting South Carolina’s pro-life law, the Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act, against a decision by a panel of the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that affirmed the district court’s preliminary injunction.  

March 15, 2022 | Press Release