Governor Orders State to Investigate Gender-transitioning Child Abuse

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Governor Greg Abbott ordered the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to investigate any reported instances of children undergoing gender-transitioning procedures. Under the directive, all licensed professionals in the state who directly interact with children, including teachers and doctors, could face criminal penalties for not reporting the procedures. Attorney General Paxton said, “There is no doubt that these procedures are ‘abuse’ under Texas law, and thus must be halted.”