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DA Kim Ogg's statement denouncing labeling of transgender medical care as child abuse

February 25, 2022

"As District Attorney of the most populous county in Texas, I oppose attempts by Gov. Abbott and AG Paxton to designate life-saving care for transgender children as 'child abuse.'

As a member of the LGBTQ community myself, I am particularly sensitive to the invidious nature of this order—it turns family members against each other at the expense of their children. It is a remnant of a hateful past that I had hoped our society had matured beyond. 

I will not prosecute any parent, any facility, or anyone else for providing medically appropriate care to transgender children. I will continue to enforce the Constitution and the state’s criminal laws to assure the greatest degree of freedom and order that we can achieve."