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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

AG Pax­ton Con­tin­ues Fight­ing for Sanc­ti­ty of Life, Defends Texas Ban on Bar­bar­ic Abor­tion Pro­ce­dure at the Fifth Circuit

Attorney General Ken Paxton filed an en banc petition in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit urging the entire court to put a hold on a district court’s ruling that allows live-dismemberment abortions.

August 26, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Joins Brief to Pro­tect the Right to Life for Babies with Down Syndrome

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined 17 other states in a friend-of-the-court brief to protect babies with Down Syndrome from abortion based solely on their genetics.

January 22, 2020 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton: Baby T.L.’s Right to Life Must be Protected

Attorney General Ken Paxton and Gov. Greg Abbott today filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the Second Court of Appeals, urging the court to reverse a lower court’s order and grant baby T.L.’s family a temporary injunction until the case is resolved to protect the baby’s life.

January 17, 2020 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Joins Ami­cus Sup­port­ing Mis­sis­sip­pi Law Lim­it­ing Abor­tion After 15 Weeks

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined Louisiana’s friend-of-the-court brief which was filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in support of Mississippi as it seeks en banc review of a law prohibiting non-emergency abortions past the 15th week of pregnancy.

January 07, 2020 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Files Ami­cus Brief with Supreme Court in Sup­port of Louisiana Abor­tion Law That Pro­tects Women

Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the United States Supreme Court calling for dismissal of a constitutional challenge to a Louisiana law that requires abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

December 31, 2019 | Noteworthy

AG Paxton’s Office Defends State Abor­tion Reg­u­la­tions in Court

A legal team from Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office today defended reasonable state abortion regulations designed to protect the health and safety of women.

August 09, 2019 | Noteworthy