Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Pastor Jim Rigby, on a new state regulation that mandates tissue from abortion or miscarriages must be buried or cremated.
When Texas politicians worry more about fetal burial than programs that benefit children who have actually gestated, we believe something is terribly wrong. Politicians have cynically turned reproductive health care into a gauntlet of abuse for women.
State Sen. Donna Campbell, on Texas’ proposed anti-transgender “bathroom bill”.
We have got a great state, provides hope for many, that’s why they’re coming here all the time, and we’ve got a business climate that everybody comes to, but we do have to draw the line to maintain those values that not only keep Texas, but keep the United States, that beacon of hope.
Ohio state Sen. Joe Schiavoni, on a “Heartbeat Bill” that would ban abortions in that state from the moment the heartbeat of a fetus can be detected.
To the taxpayers of Ohio, I am sorry that your money will have to be used to defend this bill in the court system.
Rev. Charlie Johnson, executive director of the pro-public education, anti-voucher group Pastors for Texas Children.
Once we show the ministers of this land that there is a concerted, well funded attempt to dismantle public education, they mobilize. Legislators may not listen to the poor, but they sure listen to pastors.
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, defending the fabricated news stories he posts on his Facebook page.
It’s like Fox News. I report, you decide if it’s true or not.