The Week in Quotes (Sept. 9 – 15)

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

Dawn Laguens, executive vice president at the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

“Kavanaugh referred to birth control – something more than 95 percent of women use in their lifetime – as an ‘abortion-inducing drug,’ which is not just flat-out wrong, but is anti-woman, anti-science propaganda. Women have every reason to believe their health and their lives are at stake.”


Michael Gerson, criticizing the authors of “The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel,” which claims that social justice is not a definitional component of the gospel.

“It is a sad case of complete spiritual blindness.”


Texas Freedom Network spokesperson Jose Medina, testifying before the State Board of Education that the way the Civil War is represented by board-approved textbooks is based on ideology rather than fact.

“Take out all the propaganda, take out all the distortions that you passed in 2010. They reflected the political opinions and the personal views of the board members, they didn’t reflect the actual truth. We need to correct this and now’s the time to correct it.”


U.S. Congressman Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, suggesting that it might be better for children to be placed in orphanages rather than in a home with LGBT parents wanting to adopt.

“Orphanages are still a possibility for some kids.”


Texas Republican activist Sara Legvold, calling on local Republican leadership to oust one of their top officials, Dr. Shahid Shafi, because he is Muslim.

“Dr. Shafi is a practicing, Mosque-attending muslim who claims not to follow sharia law or know what it is. As a practicing muslim that is an overt falsehood. Sharia law is anathema to our Constitution because Islam recognizes no other law but shariah.”