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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

AG Paxton’s Office Asks Entire 5th Cir­cuit to Allow Texas to Pro­ceed with Defund­ing of Planned Parenthood

On behalf of Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office, Texas Solicitor General Kyle Hawkins presented oral arguments today before the entire U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, demonstrating that individual Medicaid recipients cannot use lawsuits to force taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood.

May 14, 2019 | Press Release