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Thu Dec 7, 2023, 05:44 PM Dec 2023

Attorney General Ken Paxton Responds to Travis County TRO (allowing a woman to obtain an abortion in Texas) [View all]

Steve Vladeck

Those defending ambiguous medical exceptions in abortion bans regularly suggest that the problem is not the ambiguities, but doctors narrowly construing them.

And yet, here’s Texas AG Ken Paxton threatening doctors with civil and criminal liability for FOLLOWING A COURT ORDER.

It’s almost like doctors are genuinely—and reasonably—worried about civil and criminal liability for good faith exercises of their best medical judgment that might end up falling on the wrong side of the ambiguous lines that these state abortion bans draw…

Texas Attorney General

Attorney General Ken Paxton Responds to Travis County TRO:

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Republican translation::: you women should know your place. keithbvadu2 Dec 2023 #1
Completely outrageous. Do it in the Doctor's office if possible, no hospitals involved. n/t SheilaAnn Dec 2023 #2
We must vote out this thug RussBLib Dec 2023 #3
Lock him up !!!!!!!!!!! Trueblue1968 Dec 2023 #33
Ken Paxton recognizes no higher power. He is the judge of all. brer cat Dec 2023 #4
What an arrogant creep. TSExile Dec 2023 #5
Paxton, respectfully, needs to go fuck himself every hour on the hour from sunrise to sunset for eternity. madinmaryland Dec 2023 #6
Paxton manages to make a horrific situation even worse. Paladin Dec 2023 #7
Paxton is an asshole LetMyPeopleVote Dec 2023 #8
Wasting the time of people at those hospitals.. lostnfound Dec 2023 #9
The world would have been measurably better had he been aborted. Stinky The Clown Dec 2023 #10
Does this POS have a wife or daughters of child bearing age? sinkingfeeling Dec 2023 #11
I wondered the same thing. And hoped for something I shouldn't. oldsoftie Dec 2023 #22
My hope is that he develops a Teratoma Tumor on his genitals maxrandb Dec 2023 #28
Three daughters, one son. Only one daughter has a child, I think. ancianita Dec 2023 #29
Use best medical practices, risk your license and your liberty gratuitous Dec 2023 #12
I want this POS asshole to have to stand there KatyaR Dec 2023 #13
It's a shame... GiqueCee Dec 2023 #14
Is this really what the people of Texas want? JoseBalow Dec 2023 #15
He's a Republican TwilightZone Dec 2023 #17
I wonder how many of those 53% want this JoseBalow Dec 2023 #25
Paxton is a woman-hater on steroids dlk Dec 2023 #16
Seriously time to get Abortions out of the legal system and into the medical system Bev54 Dec 2023 #18
Since when is this Paxton clown and private citizens not subject to court orders? bucolic_frolic Dec 2023 #19
It's shit like this... SimpleMan Dec 2023 #20
Ken Paxton... surfered Dec 2023 #21
Ken Paxton's Mother should have had an abortion Stainless Dec 2023 #23
His letter should be used to overturn the law moonshinegnomie Dec 2023 #24
I must "self-censor" on this..... DemocraticPatriot Dec 2023 #26
Same here. TSExile Dec 2023 #27
May he and his cohort in the SCOTUS end up sharing a hot tub in the Hell they believe in Hekate Dec 2023 #30
You do of course understand... jmowreader Dec 2023 #31
May the blue wave continue Demovictory9 Dec 2023 #32
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