Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Texas State Board of Education candidate Mary Lou Bruner, when asked about her claim that President Obama once worked as a prostitute.
I don’t intend to apologize for my opinions because I still believe my statements were accurate.
TFN founder Cecile Richards, now president of Planned Parenthood, on the legal challenge to Texas’ anti-abortion law, which goes before the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday.
To have a right means you can exercise it, regardless of your Zip code, your income or your race and without interference from politicians in your state. H.B. 2 takes that right away.
Travis County GOP vice chair Matt Mackowiak, on the newly elected chair, Robert Morrow, who spent election night sending out a number of incendiary tweets about Rick Perry, Bill Clinton and the Bush family.
We will explore every single option that exists, whether it be persuading him to resign, trying to force him to resign, constraining his power, removing his ability to spend money or resisting any attempt for him to access data or our social media account.
Texas State Board of Education member Thomas Ratliff, on his possible replacement, Mary Lou Bruner.
She will be a human rain delay that will create headlines, and it will make legislators and educators and parents across the state shake their heads and say, ‘The state board is back at it again. They’re making themselves irrelevant again.’
Amy Hagstrom Miller of Whole Woman’s Health, the clinic group that sued over Texas’ extreme anti-abortion law.
If it was indeed about reducing unplanned pregnancy or reducing abortion, you would see abortion restrictions coupled with robust family planning and robust sex education. And you don’t.