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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

AG Pax­ton Announces Win on Sen­ate Bill 8 The Heart­beat Bill”

Attorney General Ken Paxton announces the latest win in several challenges to Texas Senate Bill 8 (SB8), also known as the “Heartbeat Bill,” which bans abortions after an unborn child’s heartbeat can be detected.

March 11, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Sup­ports Ami­cus Against Health and Human Ser­vices for Encour­ag­ing and Cov­er­ing Abor­tions Ille­gal­ly Using State Funding

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a multistate amicus brief supporting Ohio in its Title X appeal against the Biden Administration, which encourages and funds abortions through the use of state funds.

March 04, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Defends SB8, Sav­ing Thou­sands of Lives in the Process

Attorney General Ken Paxton has fought off multiple challenges to Texas Senate Bill 8 (SB8), which has saved approximately 17,000 newborn lives since it went into effect on September 1, 2021

February 28, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Sues Planned Par­ent­hood to Dis­gorge $10 Mil­lion in Med­ic­aid Payments

On behalf of the State of Texas, Attorney General Paxton has sued Planned Parenthood Federation of America and several Planned Parenthood locations in Texas, seeking recovery of $10 million in payments made by the Texas Medicaid program.

January 13, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Defends Ari­zona Anti-Eugen­ics Abor­tion Law

Attorney General Ken Paxton today joined a 17-state coalition in filing an amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in support of an Arizona law that prohibits abortions based solely on a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis.

November 23, 2021 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton: Texas Law­ful­ly Pro­hibits Bar­bar­ic, Vio­lent Dis­mem­ber­ment Abortions

Solicitor General Kyle Hawkins defended in the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals the constitutionality of Texas’s law barring live-dismemberment abortions.

January 27, 2021 | Noteworthy