The Week in Quotes (Aug. 14 – 20)

Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.

Graciela Sanchez, director of the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center.

This is going to be a difficult school year. Principals, teachers and administrators who supported trans children in the past may or may not be able to do so this year.

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TFN President Kathy Miller, on the large contract awarded by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to The Heidi Group, an organization headed by an anti-abortion activist.

If the state hadn’t eliminated the most well-known and trusted reproductive healthcare provider, Planned Parenthood, from the program in 2011 there would be no need to spend $1.6 million of taxpayer money for outreach. But once again, politicians put politics ahead of women’s health.

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, backing Donald Trump in his attacks on the Khan family.

In a campaign, if you’re going to go out and think that you can take a shot at somebody and not have incoming coming back at you, shame on you.

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San Antonio Hotel & Lodging Association executive director Liza Barratachea, on the concerns around Texas leaders pursuing legislation in the 2017 session similar to North Carolina’s discriminatory HB2.

It would be devastating for us for years to come. It’s a huge concern for us.

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