Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, on whether he plans to run for president in 2012.
I’m thinking about running. I’m going to think about it, but I think about a lot of things.
Pastor Bradlee Dean, after delivering a prayer in the Minnesota House of Representatives that implied President Obama is not a Christian.
I said a prayer. If a prayer starts a firestorm, so be it.
Texas state Sen. Bob Deuell, R-Greenville, responding to Republicans’ likely killing of the Medicaid Women’s Health Program — which does not provide abortions — and seeming attempts to link contraception to abortion.
Apparently the anti-abortion movement has morphed into the anti-contraception movement.
Texas state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, at the signing of the abortion sonogram bill, responding to remarks by someone in the audience talking about women who have abortions being guilty of killing their children.
The good news is through the blood of Jesus Christ he forgives, and women who have aborted children need to know that message … I believe this can be the beginning of the end of 75,000 abortions we have every year in Texas.
Texas Senate Nominations Committee Chair Bob Deuell, R-Greenville, on controversial Gov. Rick Perry nominees that won’t get confirmed this legislative session, including Texas State Board of Education Chair Gail Lowe.
They’re sine die with the rest of us — except they won’t have to come back for a special session.
Texas state Rep. Senfronia Thompson, D-Houston, on the floor of the House on Thursday denouncing a general culture of misogyny and, specifically, flyers with the words “nanny state” and an image of a child suckling a woman’s bare breast.
They have no right to do women this way. We have not earned this disrespect in this house. We fight here, we get elected just like you do. . . . And men, if you don’t stand up for us today, don’t you walk in this chamber tomorrow.