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Monday, May 21, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Praises Trump Administration Proposal to Protect Life in the Federal Title X Family Planning Grant Program
“Sending taxpayer money to abortion providers is a bit like giving matches to an arsonist, so long as he promises he will use somebody else’s matches to start fires,” Attorney General Paxton said. “In making a true separation between family planning clinics and abortion providers a requirement for receipt of Title X funds, President Trump again demonstrated his commitment to protecting the sanctity of life and the conscience rights of millions of Americans. Attempts to conflate abortion and family planning have always violated the letter and the spirit of Title X. This decision is equal parts victory for the rule of law and for the unborn.”

Monday, May 21, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Reminds Texans of May 31 Deadline to Claim Western Union Refunds
“Texans who were tricked into sending funds via Western Union and qualify for refunds deserve justice, but many may not know about this opportunity,” Attorney General Paxton said. “My office is reminding affected consumers that May 31 is the deadline to submit a claim so they can get back funds lost to wire transfer scams.”

Friday, May 18, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Statement on Shooting in Santa Fe, Texas
“The thoughts and prayers of all Texans are with the people of Santa Fe and those affected by today’s tragic shooting. As horrific reports come out of Santa Fe High School, my office stands ready to assist local law enforcement as needed.”

Thursday, May 17, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton’s Child Exploitation Unit Arrests Kerr County Father and Son for Possession of Child Pornography
Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested a Kerrville father and son for offenses involving child pornography. Sixty-one-year-old Johnny Richard Ingram Sr. was charged with one count of possession of child pornography. His 39-year-old son, Johnny Richard Ingram Jr., who is a registered sex offender, was charged with three counts of promotion of child pornography. If convicted, Ingram Sr. could face up to 10 years in prison, and his son could face 60 years.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Announces Lawsuit Against Major Opioid Manufacturer Purdue Pharma for Violation of Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act
“My office is holding Purdue Pharma accountable for fueling the nation’s opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing prescription painkillers including OxyContin when it knew their drugs were potentially dangerous and that its use had a high likelihood of leading to addiction,” Attorney General Paxton said. “As Purdue got rich from sales of its opioids, Texans and others across the nation were swept up in a public health crisis that led to tens of thousands of deaths each year due to opioid overdoses.”

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