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In our blog, read about the political and cultural issues affecting Tennesseans written from a conservative perspective. Commentaries are typically written by David Fowler, an attorney who served in the Tennessee state Senate for 12 years before joining FACT as President.

Will SCOTUS ‘Abort’ All of Us?

Will SCOTUS ‘Abort’ All of Us?

May 19, 2022 by David Fowler

Justice Samuel Alito’s leaked abortion decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization seems to have put many pro-life policy advocates in a rush to enact newer, stricter laws prohibiting doctors from performing abortio...
A Final, Most Grievous Aspect of the Leaked Dobbs Opinion

A Final, Most Grievous Aspect of the Leaked Dobbs Opinion

May 18, 2022 by David Fowler

I am delighted that the U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to reverse its abortion precedents, Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. The opinion does a great job dismantling the faulty historical analysis employed in Roe&nbs...
Has SCOTUS Brought Protests on the Justices’ Heads and Homes?

Has SCOTUS Brought Protests on the Justices’ Heads and Homes?

May 12, 2022 by David Fowler

People have begun to protest the leaked U.S. Supreme Court decision that would overrule Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey outside the homes of several Justices. I believe the Court has been fostering for decades the clim...
SCOTUS’ Leaked Opinion Is Not What You Think

SCOTUS’ Leaked Opinion Is Not What You Think

May 5, 2022 by David Fowler

Pro-life advocates are naturally excited that the United States Supreme Court may be ready to reverse its abortion-rights jurisprudence.  But I found the leaked opinion amusing.  One such amusement was the Court opening and closin...
Barrett, Breyer, and Baloney: SCOTUS, Court Packing, and Roe v. Wade

Barrett, Breyer, and Baloney: SCOTUS, Court Packing, and Roe v. Wade

Sep 17, 2021 by David Fowler

“Barrett, Breyer, and Baloney” is not the name of a law firm that practices before the U.S. Supreme Court. Rather it is a description of my reaction to comments made this week by two Justices—one liberal, the other conservative (per...
Talking ‘Smack’ to SCOTUS on Roe v. Wade?

Talking ‘Smack’ to SCOTUS on Roe v. Wade?

Jul 30, 2021 by David Fowler

Eighty briefs were filed with the United States Supreme Court by pro-life organizations and persons in support of Mississippi’s constitutional authority to ban all elective abortions after 15 weeks. My name went on one of those briefs as its au...
Getting My Pro-Life Advocacy Right-Side Up in SCOTUS Brief

Getting My Pro-Life Advocacy Right-Side Up in SCOTUS Brief

Jun 25, 2021 by David Fowler

It has been building for a couple of years, but it hit me like a ton of bricks on Wednesday that the basis for my pro-life advocacy for the last 20 plus years has been predominately upside down and backwards. Thankfully, that mistake will not be ...
Abortion Was Not the Real Issue in Roe v. Wade

Abortion Was Not the Real Issue in Roe v. Wade

Jun 18, 2021 by David Fowler

Last month the U.S. Supreme Court decided to hear a case involving Mississippi’s ban on all elective abortion from and after fifteen weeks gestation. The options before the Court in terms of whether to affirm Roe v. Wade and Plann...
Can a Democratic Congress Protect Abortion if Roe is Overturned?

Can a Democratic Congress Protect Abortion if Roe is Overturned?

Jun 11, 2021 by David Fowler

The Washington Post ran a story this week headlined, “The Supreme Court may toss Roe. But Congress can still preserve abortion rights.” Assuming Democrats can get the votes in the U.S. Senate to enact the abortion-protecting leg...
My Prediction After State’s Oral Argument Defending Abortion Ban Laws

My Prediction After State’s Oral Argument Defending Abortion Ban Laws

Apr 30, 2021 by David Fowler

Yesterday I listened to the oral arguments in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit over the correctness of federal District Court Judge William Campbell’s decision to prevent enforcement of Governor Lee’s abortion legi...

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