The Week in Quotes (May 20 – 26)

Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes.

Laura Hallas, a Dallas Morning News editorial intern and a Plan II, economics, and health and society junior at the University of Texas at Austin, on how women’s health at Texas community colleges provides a view into the state’s sex education failures.

“Texas lawmakers now face a public health challenge of their own creation. An increased focus on community college women’s access to birth control would address health needs of not just students, but of vulnerable women throughout the state.”


Pope Francis, speaking to Juan Carlos Cruz, a gay man who was also a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of a priest.

“Juan Carlos, I don’t care about you being gay. God made you that way and loves you as you are and I don’t mind. The pope loves you as you are, you have to be happy with who you are.”


Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the anti-abortion Susan B. Anthony List, praising President Trump at the group’s annual gala in Washington. Her group had urged voters to nominate “anyone but Donald Trump” during the 2016 Iowa caucuses.

“I’m totally eating my words. It’s the happiest wrong I’ve ever been.”


Daniel Cwik, who never subscribed to Netflix, on what he’ll do instead of watching Netflix after it signed former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama to a multi-year development deal.

“I’ll read the bible instead.”


Episcopal Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, in an interview with CNN.

“It’s like somebody woke up Jim Crow and said let’s not just segregate Americans over race, let’s separate people along religious and political and class lines, too.”