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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

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