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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 | Amicus Brief

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 | Amicus Brief

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 | Amicus Brief

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 | Amicus Brief

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 | Amicus Brief

AG Pax­ton Leads 16-State Coali­tion Brief Ask­ing 7th Cir­cuit to Allow Indi­ana to Pro­tect the Health and Safe­ty of Women

Leading a coalition of 16 states, Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit explaining why Indiana’s reasonable licensing requirements for abortion clinics are constitutional.

July 23, 2019 | Amicus Brief

AG Pax­ton Co-Authors 12-State Brief to Pro­tect Health and Safe­ty for Women

Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a friend-of-the-court brief co-authored by Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, Jr. in the United States Supreme Court in June Medical Services v. Gee, which involves a legal challenge to Louisiana’s requirement that abortion doctors maintain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

June 25, 2019 | Amicus Brief

AG Pax­ton Applauds SCO­TUS Deci­sion Uphold­ing Indiana’s Law on the Humane Dis­po­si­tion of Fetal Remains

In overturning a lower court ruling, the Supreme Court held that a state has a “legitimate interest in proper disposal of fetal remains.”

May 28, 2019 | Noteworthy