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Editorial: Abbott and Paxton, don't threaten parents of trans kids and their doctors

Posted on AllSides February 26th, 2022
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Eric Gay, STF / Associated Press

Attorney General Ken Paxton’s Feb. 18 legal opinion labeling most therapy for transgender children and teens as child abuse spread over 13 pages, contained 21 footnotes and credited no fewer than eight lawyers, including Paxton, in coming to its radical conclusions. What it didn’t include was evidence that any of the nearly 750 attorneys who work for Paxton bothered to speak with someone such as Mack Beggs, a transgender Texan who could have explained that the treatments Paxton labels abusive are often life-saving.

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