Gregory Wayne Abbott (born November 13, 1957) is an American attorney who has served as the 48th governor of Texas since January 20, 2015. A member of the Republican Party, Abbott previously served as the 50th attorney general of Texas from 2002 to 2015. He is the third governor of any U.S. state to permanently use a wheelchair. He is also the first disabled governor in Texas history.
Dr. Ximena Lopez Dr. Ximena Lopez, the doctor who led UT Southwestern’s program for transgender youth today (Wednesday, March 16) filed a petition in Dallas County court to find out why the hospital ended the Genecis Program for transgender youth so abruptly last November, according to a report by NBCDFW Channel 5. In the petition, Dr.
Lopez said the hospital’s decision to end the program offering gender-affirming healthcare to trans youth violates the university’s nondiscrimination policy and prevents her from treating patients according to her independent medical judgment.
Sources had indicated to Dallas Voice that the decision to close Genecis was made under pressure from right-wing politicians, and the New York Times recently reported that pressure came from Gov.
Greg Abbott who, last month, claimed that providing gender-affirming healthcare to transgender children is child abuse and directed the Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate those families providing such access for their trans children.