Texas AG Defends the Life of 9-Month-Old, Deems Law Unconstitutional


(Texas Right to Life) – On Friday, November 22, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the District Court of Tarrant County, defending the Right to Life of 9-month-old Tinslee Lewis, whom Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth is trying to deny treatment using the anti-Life 10-Day Rule.

The amicus brief also argues the 10-day provision of the Texas Advance Directives Act is unconstitutional and dangerously violates patients’ right to due process.

“One of the core principles provided by the United States Constitution is that no person should be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law,” said Attorney General Paxton.

“This unconstitutional statute infringes on patients’ right to life and does not allow patients and their families sufficient notice and the opportunity to be heard before physicians override the rights of their patients. Patients must be heard and justly represented when determining their own medical treatment, especially when the decision to end treatment could end their life.” CONTINUE