Governor Abbott, Attorney General Paxton Release Joint Statement Regarding Case Of Tinslee Lewis

January 2, 2020 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton today released a joint statement following the denial of a temporary injunction in the case of Tinslee Lewis:

"The case of Tinslee Lewis is complex and heartbreaking, and the state will continue to support Ms. Lewis’s exhaustion of all legal options to ensure that Tinslee is given every chance at life. The Attorney General’s office is involved in the ongoing litigation, fighting to see that due process and the right to life are fully respected by Texas law. The Attorney General’s office will be supporting an appeal of this case to the Second Court of Appeals. The State of Texas is fully prepared to continue its support of Ms. Lewis in the Supreme Court if necessary. We are working diligently to do all we can to ensure that Tinslee and her family are provided the care and support that they seek."