Barring women’s access to safe, legal abortion continues to animate the right. That is especially true in Texas, as we can see in these quotes from 2017.
“Right now, it’s real easy. Right now, they don’t make it important to be personally responsible because they know that they have a backup of ‘oh, I can just go get an abortion.’”
– Texas state Rep. Tony Tinderholt, R-Arlington, insisting that supposedly irresponsible women justified his proposed bill criminalizing abortion
“If we have a culture that disrespects human life and teaches people to have disrespect for human life, how else are we going to wind up than we did with this guy in Las Vegas who had no respect for human life?”
– Jeffrey Lord, former CNN contributor and a fervent supporter of President Trump, suggesting that legal abortion was a cause of the Las Vegas massacre
“This screenplay is one more anti-Christian project coming out of Hollywood. The portions of the script that I have read contain crude language that was never spoken on the Senate floor simply to attack those of us who were fighting to protect innocent babies.”
– Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, commenting on the leaked movie screenplay based on former Sen. Wendy Davis’ abortion filibuster