Greg Abbott

November 9, 2021

Texas governor calls for removal of ‘pornographic’ books from school libraries

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is calling on the state’s school board association to “ensure no child is exposed to pornography or other inappropriate content in a Texas public school.”

Abbott outlined his request in a letter to the executive director of the Texas Association of School Boards.

“A growing number of parents of Texas students are becoming increasingly alarmed about some of the books and other content found in public school libraries that are extremely inappropriate in the public education system,” Abbott wrote. “The most flagrant examples include clearly pornographic images and substance that have no place in the Texas public education system.”

The governor of the Lone Star State didn’t specify which material he was referencing.

The association didn’t publicly respond to Abbott’s letter. However, a spokesperson told NPR that the group was “confused” given that it “has no regulatory authority over school districts and does not set the standards for instructional materials, including library books.”


Texas governor decries school library books with ‘pornographic or obscene material’

September 23, 2021

In lieu of a border wall, Texas governor implements “steel barrier”

Amid the migrant crisis in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott said law enforcement officials implemented a “steel barrier” of vehicles to block migrants from crossing the border.

“They have created a steel barrier preventing people from being able to cross the border,” Abbott said at a press conference Tuesday.

“One day there were countless people coming across the border, then the very same day the Texas Department of Public Safety put up all these DPS vehicles, and suddenly, in an instant, people stopped crossing the border in this location. That strategy is working.”

Abbott said the vehicular barrier is “miles” long. The Lone Star state’s governor said the Biden administration is “promoting and allowing open border policies.”

“The only thing they’ve shown is an incapability of dealing with this crisis, candidly in a way where they pretend it doesn’t even exist,” the Republican governor said at a press conference. “And we’re here to tell you, it exists and it’s total chaos and the Biden administration — they need to up their game, big time.”


Texas Gov. Abbott creates ‘steel barrier’ of vehicles to block migrants from entering US

September 22, 2021

Gov. Greg Abbott signs more abortion restrictions, penalties into law

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) quietly signed a bill that further limits abortion access in the Lonestar state.

Senate Bill 4 bars doctors from providing abortion-inducing medication to women seven or more weeks pregnant. The new law comes amid the controversial Senate Bill 8, subject to scrutiny from pro-choice activists.

“Anti-choice politicians in Texas are launching their attacks on abortion access from every angle imaginable,” said Adrienne Kimmel, head of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “This law blatantly tramples on Texans’ fundamental freedoms and pushes access to care further out of reach.”

The new bill takes effect in December, and violations are punishable by up to $10,000 in fines and two years in prison.


Texas governor quietly signs new law further restricting abortions

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