Resource: Doe v. Abbott


May 12, 2022


A family in Texas has had a child welfare investigator arrive at their home due to a directive from Gov. Greg Abbott stating that providing lifesaving medical care to adolescent transgender youth is child abuse. This family — an employee of DFPS with a transgender child, her husband, and their transgender teen — has sued Gov. Abbott and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Multiple families in Texas are under investigation and at risk of losing healthcare or being separated from their kids. Dr. Megan Mooney, a licensed psychologist who works with transgender youth and their families, also joined the lawsuit.

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