Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Retiring House Speaker John Boehner, lashing out at far-right politicians and activists, blaming them for political strategies that “never had a chance.”
The Bible says beware of false prophets. And there are people out there, you know, spreading noise about how much can get done. I mean this whole notion that we’re going to shut down the government to get rid of Obamacare in 2013 — this plan never had a chance.
Peter Montgomery of People for the American Way, writing in The Hill.
This most recent attack on Planned Parenthood is part of an ongoing campaign to make abortion illegal and inaccessible to American women. It is waged by ideologues for whom the end justifies dishonest means.
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, in testimony before the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday.
The outrageous accusations leveled against Planned Parenthood based on heavily doctored videos are offensive and categorically untrue. I realize, though, that the facts have never gotten in the way of these campaigns to block women from health care they need and deserve.
A court filing on behalf of Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, who is being sued by Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis.
Simply stated, Davis’ role is a legal one — not a moral or religious one.
The Rev. Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, on the pope’s meeting with Kim Davis.
The pope did not enter into the details of the situation of Mrs. Davis, and his meeting with her should not be considered a form of support of her position in all of its particular and complex aspects.