Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, on Rush Limbaugh’s tepid apology to Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke.
I don’t think he’s very apologetic, I think he’s doing it because people were taking their advertisements off his program.
Rick Santorum, on education.
It is a parent’s responsibility to educate their children. It is not the government’s job. We have sort of lost focus here a little bit. Of course, the government wants their hands on your children as fast as they can. That is why I opposed all these early starts and pre-early starts, and early-early starts. They want your children from the womb so they can indoctrinate your children as to what they want them to be. I am against that.
Catholics United Executive Director James Salt, explaining why Catholic voters are not casting ballots in favor of Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, who is also Catholic.
Mainstream Catholics want leaders who can address the moral challenges of our day like income inequality, underwater mortgages and poverty, not leaders who perpetuate a never-ending culture war that divides our community.
Texas state Rep. Wayne Christian, R-Center, admitting that abortion politics are behind the likely shutdown of the Medicaid Women’s Health Program.
I don’t think anybody is against providing health care for women. What we’re opposed to are abortions. Planned Parenthood is the main organization that does abortions, so we kind of blend being anti-abortion with being anti-Planned Parenthood.
A group of 12 Democratic women senators, in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.
For most American women, the battle over contraception was settled a half-century ago.