By: David Scott

Julia Burns told the committee, “I have Down Syndrome. I was born with it. I am also, as you can see, a person. Period.” As she spoke those powerful words, the committee appeared surrounded by spectators with disabilities, who believed perhaps, “there but for the grace of God I might have been aborted”.


“My record speaks for itself, regardless of the spin or the lies told in this race — I remain true to the values of Bryan-College Station,” Raney said, reading off a list of endorsements from conservative groups including the National Rifle Association, Texas Alliance for Life and Texans for Lawsuit reform.

By: Filipa Ioannou

The foundation says Straus in 2005 and 2007 received 100 percent NARAL ratings. To the contrary, Straus got a 45 percent “pro-choice” NARAL rating in 2005. And while he got that “100” in 2007, that result was based entirely on the group concluding that Straus sided with it on a budget amendment when, records show, he was absent from the scored vote. On balance, we rate this claim Mostly False.