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.
The tragic consequences of Gov. Greg Abbott’s anti-trans witch hunts are piling up. Mother Jones illustration; Unsplash; Bob Daemmrich:Zuma SAMANTHA MICHAELS | Mother JonesReprinted with permission of Mother Jones After Texas Gov.
Greg Abbott ordered state officials in February to launch child abuse investigations targeting parents who helped their transgender kids get gender-affirming health care, a 14-year-old trans girl became so anxious about the prospect of losing access to her medications that she was pulled out of school and hospitalized for days.
Some doctors and pharmacies around the state stopped offering teenagers life-saving puberty blockers and hormone treatments.
A mental health provider in Austin abruptly withdrew care from a suicidal trans boy, leaving his parents to sleep on his bedroom floor night after night to ensure he didn’t kill himself.