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Texas Democratic DAs Reject State Directive on Transgender Care

Greg Abbott

Greg Abbott

Photographer: Mark Felix/Bloomberg

District attorneys from Texas counties that include some of the state’s biggest cities said they won’t interfere with medical treatment for transgender youth, rejecting an order from the governor to consider gender-affirming care for minors to be child abuse. 

“We will enforce the constitution and will not irrationally and unjustifiably interfere with medical decisions made between children, their parents and their medical physicians,” according to a joint statement from the DAs, all of whom are Democrats. “We trust the judgment of our state’s medical professionals.”