Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Sarah Palin, suggesting the U.S. government should stay out of Syria at the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority Conference Saturday.
I say let Allah sort it out.
Bill Nye the Science Guy, as quoted by The New York Times in a profile published this week. Bill Nye will be the special celebrity guest for TFN’s EPIC Evening in Austin on Sunday, Nov. 3. Visit tfn.org/epic for details.
The earth’s not 4,000, 6,000, 10,000 years old. I’ve got no problem with anybody’s religion. But if you go claiming the earth is only 10,000 years old, that’s just wrong.
U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, said on Monday that he supports the proposed federal ban on abortion at 20 weeks because he has personally witnessed male fetuses with their hands “between their legs” pleasuring themselves at 15 weeks. Note that he is a former OB-GYN.
There is no question in my mind that a baby at 20-weeks after conception can feel pain. The fact of the matter is, I argue with the chairman because I thought the date was far too late. We should be setting this at 15-weeks, 16-weeks. Watch a sonogram of a 15-week baby, and they have movements that are purposeful. They stroke their face. If they’re a male baby, they may have their hand between their legs. If they feel pleasure, why is it so hard to believe that they could feel pain?
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in a post on Twitter Wednesday morning, along with an image from Planned Parenthood’s “Stand With Texas Women” campaign that states, “If SB5 passes, it would essentially ban abortion statewide,” confirming his true desire is to close all abortion clinics.
We fought to pass SB5 thru the Senate last night, & this is why! #StandWithTXChildren #txlege.
Texas state Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, R-Parker., saying her proposed 20-week abortion ban is constitutional because it hasn’t been challenged in court — yet. A similar 20-week abortion ban in Arizona recently was overturned by a federal appeals court.
It’s constitutional. It hasn’t gotten to the Supreme Court yet, and at the very least, we should have the conversation.