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Chair Chris Turner Responds to AG Paxton Filing Lawsuit to Block Lifesaving Care for Pregnant Mothers

(TEXAS) – Today, Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against the Biden Administration over its enforcement of the 1986 Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act, which was originally signed into law by President Ronald Reagan.

Texas House Democratic Caucus Chair Chris Turner (D-Grand Prairie) issued the following statement in response:

“Our indicted attorney general is yet again wasting taxpayer dollars on another frivolous lawsuit — this time objecting to the Biden Administration’s dedication to ensuring all patients have access to lifesaving medical care.

“Texas Republicans are once again showing how extreme and out of touch their party is with everyday Texans.

“We are grateful that the White House has spoken out against Paxton’s latest attempt to deprive Texans of their rights. Texas House Democrats stand with the Biden Administration in its efforts to fight for reproductive justice and health care for all.”

The Texas House Democratic Caucus, which is composed of all Democrats in the Texas House, serves as the group’s membership services and logistical arm, and works to support House Democrats with communications, policy, and legal resources. Chaired by Rep. Chris Turner (D – Grand Prairie), the Caucus is focused on fighting for real solutions for all Texans.

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