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Texas Attorney General Ducked Subpoena in Abortion Case

  • Process server says AG ran back in house when name was called
  • Paxton says he was avoiding a lingering stranger outside home
Ken Paxton

Ken Paxton

Photographer: Dylan Hollingsworth/Bloomberg
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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton fled his home with his wife on Monday to avoid being served a subpoena in a legal battle over funding for abortions, according to an affidavit filed in federal court.

A process server was attempting to serve Paxton with a subpoena for a hearing scheduled for Tuesday in Austin. Several abortion rights organizations are seeking a court order barring state officials from pursuing criminal charges against their employees should they resume funding out-of-state abortions for Texas residents.