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Texas Attorney General Ordered to Testify in Abortion Case

Oct. 4, 2022, 11:14 PM

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was ordered to give testimony in a legal battle over funding for abortions, after previously fleeing his home to avoid being served a subpoena in the case.

U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman said Tuesday that Paxton must provide testimony during a hearing or in a deposition to answer a central question in the case: Whether he plans to pursue criminal charges or civil penalties against organizations that fund out-of-state abortions for Texas residents.

Ken Paxton
Photographer: Dylan Hollingsworth/Bloomberg

Several of these organizations sought to compel Paxton’s testimony during a Sept. 27 hearing on their request for a preliminary injunction, ...