Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Ft.Worth, in a tweet expressing her intention to filibuster the legislature’s abortion bill.
The leadership may not want to listen to TX women, but they will have to listen to me. I intend to filibuster this bill.
State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio, during the filibuster of Senate Bill 5.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, after just barely failing to sign the most restrictive abortion legislation in the nation before the legislature’s special session ended. He intimated that another special session may be called soon to try again.
I didn’t lose control (of the Senate chamber). We had an unruly mob. . . . It’s over. It’s been fun. But see you soon.
Gov. Rick Perry, calling a second special session to begin on Monday focusing on the same issues as the last.
I am calling the Legislature back into session because too much important work remains undone for the people of Texas. Through their duly elected representatives, the citizens of our state have made crystal clear their priorities for our great state. Texans value life and want to protect women and the unborn. Texans want a transportation system that keeps them moving. Texans want a court system that is fair and just. We will not allow the breakdown of decorum and decency to prevent us from doing what the people of this state hired us to do.
Gov. Rick Perry, saying state Sen. Wendy Davis shouldn’t stand up for women’s rights because her mother didn’t abort her.
What if her mom had said, ‘I just can’t do this, I don’t want to do this.’ At that particular point in time I think it becomes very personal for us.
Jeff Zarrillo of Burbank, one of the four challengers to California’s same-sex marriage ban, after receiving a telephone call from President Obama congratulating them on the victory at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Paul invited him to our wedding; he said OK.
Texas state Rep. Jody Laubenberg, R-Parker, who apparently believes rape kits are the same thing as abortions.
In the emergency room they have what’s called rape kits where a woman can get cleaned out. The woman had five months to make that decision, at this point we are looking at a baby that is very far along in its development.