Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
UT-El Paso student and Texas Freedom Network student leader Adriano Perez speaking at a rally on Thursday for the ‘Trust. Respect. Access.’ campaign, aimed at improving reproductive health care options in the state.
The reality in the state is that too many people do die when they cannot access a safe abortion. The decision in this state isn’t between having an abortion and not having an abortion. The decision in Texas is between having access to a safe abortion or having to resort to an unsafe abortion.
Civil rights attorney Burton Craige in arguments at the North Carolina Supreme Court regarding the constitutionality of school vouchers.
No other voucher program in the country allows the receipts of vouchers by private schools that can be unaccredited; employ unlicensed uncertified teachers — including teachers who don’t even have a high school diploma; employ teachers and staff without performing a criminal background check; teach no science or history; teach only the recitation of religious texts; and discriminate against students with disabilities. North Carolina stands in a class of its own.
A pastor at Tuesday’s Texas Faith and Family Day, attended by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and several other Republican legislators.
We declare this state to be the sovereign territory of Jesus Christ.
Kerr County sheriff Rusty Hierholzer, explaining the warrant served to the secessionist Republic of Texas group during the group’s meeting.
You can’t just let people go around filing false documents to judges trying to make them appear in front of courts that aren’t even real courts.
Rice University political science professor Mark Jones, remarking on the current crop of abortion-related bills in the Texas legislature.
The pro-life movement obtained virtually its complete wish list on abortion-related legislation. There isn’t much more they can realistically push for that is plausibly constitutional.