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In It to Win It

(8,218 posts)
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)

Steve Vladeck
@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
@TXAG

Attorney General Ken Paxton Responds to Travis County TRO:








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Attorney General Ken Paxton Responds to Travis County TRO (allowing a woman to obtain an abortion in Texas) (Original Post) In It to Win It Dec 2023 OP
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

TSExile

(2,409 posts)
5. What an arrogant creep.
Thu Dec 7, 2023, 06:02 PM
Dec 2023

According to the Grand Old Patriarchy, females are nothing more than breeder cows who need to be regulated...and not be uppity.

madinmaryland

(64,930 posts)
6. Paxton, respectfully, needs to go fuck himself every hour on the hour from sunrise to sunset for eternity.
Thu Dec 7, 2023, 06:08 PM
Dec 2023

🤬🤬

maxrandb

(15,256 posts)
28. My hope is that he develops a Teratoma Tumor on his genitals
Thu Dec 7, 2023, 08:26 PM
Dec 2023

that registers a "heartbeat" under ultrasound.

ancianita

(35,874 posts)
29. Three daughters, one son. Only one daughter has a child, I think.
Thu Dec 7, 2023, 08:27 PM
Dec 2023

I'd post a photo of the family, but I hate to even look at him.
His wife is no better. They're both pretty pharisaic christian, imo; by that I mean fake christian.

gratuitous

(82,849 posts)
12. Use best medical practices, risk your license and your liberty
Thu Dec 7, 2023, 06:56 PM
Dec 2023

In Texas, legislators and public officials are the final health care decision-makers for women. Trained medical professionals need not concern themselves with best practices, standard of care, or necessary treatment. And women sure as hell aren't to be trusted with such decision.

There really isn't a discussion about this anymore, is there? One party trusts people to make their own choices; the other plainly does not. Fancy-pants doctors and their so-called "education" (which probably involves using books whose contents would cause Miss McGillicuddy to faint right in front of the Antioch Baptist Children's Sunday School) clearly don't take sufficient account of the possibility that God will miracle that baby right out of danger.

KatyaR

(3,445 posts)
13. I want this POS asshole to have to stand there
Thu Dec 7, 2023, 07:13 PM
Dec 2023

in that delivery room and watch what happens when a dead or almost dead baby is born and what happens to the mother during and afterwards. There needs to be an armed guard at the door to make sure he doesn't leave until the damage is done.

GiqueCee

(579 posts)
14. It's a shame...
Thu Dec 7, 2023, 07:19 PM
Dec 2023

... Paxton's momma didn't pull the plug on his sorry ass. If there was a decent part of him, it ran down her leg. What an unspeakably vile excuse for a human being; he is a textbook psychopath.

TwilightZone

(25,405 posts)
17. He's a Republican
Thu Dec 7, 2023, 07:30 PM
Dec 2023

For a slight majority of Texans (53%, in his case), that's all that's required. Win the primary and you're in.

dlk

(11,490 posts)
16. Paxton is a woman-hater on steroids
Thu Dec 7, 2023, 07:29 PM
Dec 2023

He has zero regard for this woman’s life.
If Paxton joined the Taliban, he’d fit right in.

Bev54

(10,025 posts)
18. Seriously time to get Abortions out of the legal system and into the medical system
Thu Dec 7, 2023, 07:45 PM
Dec 2023

where they belong. It should never be up to a politician or a judge but up to the woman and her doctor. If the doctor doesn't believe in it then refer her on to another who will perform the abortion. No bloody restraints or ambiguity about anyone's health or medical decisions.

bucolic_frolic

(42,941 posts)
19. Since when is this Paxton clown and private citizens not subject to court orders?
Thu Dec 7, 2023, 07:49 PM
Dec 2023

Paxton is trying to be a court unto himself. He is not a court. He is the state's AG. We still have a judiciary in this country, don't we?

SimpleMan

(253 posts)
20. It's shit like this...
Thu Dec 7, 2023, 08:07 PM
Dec 2023

...that's going to be the catalyst to another blue wave in '24. It's going to be all about abortion rights and wannabe dictators.

surfered

(452 posts)
21. Ken Paxton...
Thu Dec 7, 2023, 08:11 PM
Dec 2023

Filed the suit to overturn Biden’s election, was impeached by the Texas House for corruption, but acquitted by the Senate. He was charged with securities fraud in 2015, but mysteriously has still not faced trial.

He’s one of the worse things to happen in Texas in the state’s history.

moonshinegnomie

(2,427 posts)
24. His letter should be used to overturn the law
Thu Dec 7, 2023, 08:14 PM
Dec 2023

Since it’s clear that there is confusyovrrvthe law and the state is feeding that confusion a court should throw the law out.

TSExile

(2,409 posts)
27. Same here.
Thu Dec 7, 2023, 08:24 PM
Dec 2023

You should have seen me after his "outlawing rape" comment. I nearly went all Incredible Hulk!!!

Hekate

(90,442 posts)
30. May he and his cohort in the SCOTUS end up sharing a hot tub in the Hell they believe in
Thu Dec 7, 2023, 08:27 PM
Dec 2023

Seriously — they believe in Hell — let them go there.

jmowreader

(50,503 posts)
31. You do of course understand...
Thu Dec 7, 2023, 08:28 PM
Dec 2023

...that this kind of unbridled abuse of power led directly to the French Revolution.

I suspect that no guillotines will be built in the State of Texas.

I also suspect this kind of abuse of power will turn Texas very blue very quickly.

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