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Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond. Read More

Common tactics within the anti-abortion movement include plenty of fear mongering and promoting of bunk science. If you can even call it science.

Take, for example, Carol Everett of the anti-abortion organization The Heidi Group. Everett was on Fox 7 Austin this week defending a move by Texas officials, with the support of Gov. Greg Abbott, to require abortion providers to cremate or bury fetal remains. The proposed rule is yet another unnecessary regulation promoted by politicians who want to shame women who seek an abortion and make the procedure more burdensome and expensive for providers.

Now Everett is absurdly suggesting that Texans risk contracting HIV or another sexually transmitted infection from their drinking water if the rule isn’t implemented:

It’s a theme. Here’s Everett, a couple of years ago, discussing other unnecessary regulations targeted at abortion care providers. She says that without the rules, it could be EBOLA! for everyone.

There will be a public hearing on Thursday, Aug. 4, on the proposed fetal remains burial and cremation rule. The Center for Reproductive Rights, which represented Whole Woman’s Health in its successful challenge of the Texas anti-abortion law struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier… Read More

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Robert Jeffress, the far-right pastor of a Dallas megachurch and a prominent supporter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, on Monday launched into a planned two-week attack on evolution -- and he pointed to the Texas Freedom Network and battles over science at the Texas State Board of Education. Read More

Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond. Read More

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