Gov. Abbott Still Won’t Call for Legislature to Outlaw Child Mutilation

AUSTIN — “I keep asking myself: Why do we have to work this hard to get our elected officials to protect children in this state?”

Jeff Younger, a Dallas-area father who’s been trying for years to defend his son in a nationally known child abuse case, recently summarized the situation well: State lawmakers—despite years of outcry—have done nothing to ban barbaric mutilation practices on Texas minors.

And as of this week, Gov. Greg Abbott still won’t call for legislators to act.

The Issue
At a speaking event a few days ago, Abbott was asked why he hadn’t added a Republican-priority child protection law to the state Legislature’s to-do list for their current special session.
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