“A pregnant woman who enters an abortion clinic is faced with a decision that will forever change two lives. That’s why she must have the very best information with which to make that decision.”
— Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann in a statement on legislation she introduced Thursday that would require women seeking an abortion to view and listen to their child’s heartbeat, a bill which has been described as similar to Texas’ controversial sonogram bill.
“The pundits don’t choose the next president of the United States. Iowans do. You measure a leader by how they walk, not how they talk.”
— Texas Gov. Rick Perry in Iowa on Saturday, on the role of the media in the Republican presidential primary, according to The Texas Tribune.
“We plan on occupying until our elected officials recognize that the people are the supremest authority and that they are there for our needs, not the financial institutions or corporations.”
— Occupy Austin media relations director Lauren Welker, at a protest at Austin City Hall on Thursday, on the movement’s longevity and mission, according to The Texas Tribune.
“In 10 years, the growth of Central Texas will be such that we will look back and say, ‘Can you believe we even worried that two medical schools would be too much?’”
— State Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, responding to critics of his plan to build a medical school in Austin, according to the Austin American-Statesman.