Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes.
It’s particularly insidious given the very real problems in the child welfare system. Child welfare decisions should always be made with the child’s interest at the center of that decision. This turns that upside down and says what matters more than that is the religious convictions of state contractors.
Every time they try to relaunch one of these women’s health programs, without some of the most trusted providers in women’s health, every single time they come up short. And they show their lack of understanding and respect for what women need.
It is a sin before God to make commodities out of our children and to make markets out of our classrooms.
At every step of the process, we will make sure lawmakers hear from those of us who see this bill for what it is — a political stunt based on fear, bigotry and at the expense of a vulnerable group of Texans.
In all the years I’ve been on [the House Committee on] State Affairs, we’ve never seen an issue that would indicate there’s a need to address a bathroom bill. There’s no evidence of a problem.