Earlier this week, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton published an opinion stating that some sorts of medical care for trans adolescents constitutes child abuse, the day after that Gov. Abbott issued an order commanding state authorities to launch child-abuse investigations into claims of youngsters having gender-affirming procedures.
These actions were severely criticized, with even 5 Texas District Attorneys joining the fight to protect transgender children’s rights by issuing a joint statement that challenges Abbbot’s “cruel directives”
The statement was signed by Dallas DA John Creuzot, Travis County DA José Garza, Bexar County DA Joe Gonzales, Fort Bend County DA Brian Middleton, and Nueces County DA Mark Gonzalez.
The letter was additionally sent to the Health and Human Services Commission, the Texas Medical Board, among others.
On Wednesday, the White House joined the conversation by issuing a statement to The Dallas Morning News, saying that families should have the right to seek the appropriate health care for their children and blasted state GOP officials for targeting LGBTQ youth.