The actions have been criticized by many as an attack on transgender children. DFPS is scheduled to hold a public comment hearing Friday morning in Austin, where advocates are expected to voice opposition to the latest steps by Abbott and Paxton to investigate families seeking gender-affirming health care for their transgender children.
Also Friday morning, a district court judge will weigh in on whether to block the practice statewide.
Judge Amy Clark Meachum ruled last week the state had to stop a child abuse investigation of a DFPS employee and her family who were named in a lawsuit against the state.
Abbott and Paxton appealed her decision, but the state’s Third Court of Appeals dismissed the appeal over jurisdiction.