Texas AG Paxton Calls Gender-Affirming Care for Trans Youths 'Abuse'

Posted on AllSides February 22nd, 2022
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Allowing certain types of gender-affirming healthcare for transgender youth is a form of child abuse, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says in his interpretation of state law, drawing opposition from top medical and child welfare groups.

"There is no doubt that these procedures are 'abuse' under Texas law, and thus must be halted," Paxton, a Republican, said in a news release, reports The Dallas Morning News. "The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services has a responsibility to act accordingly. I'll do everything I can to protect those who take advantage of...

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