Entries by David Fowler

A Back-to-School Prayer

Recently, K-12 students across the state headed back to the classroom for the new school year. And many in our colleges began their new fall semester. This time of year, it would not be surprising if students found themselves agreeing with King Solomon, who so aptly said in Ecclesiastes 1:13, “I applied my mind to […]

Challenging Roe v. Wade with the Constitution

Last week the Tennessee Senate’s Judiciary Committee heard two days of testimony regarding a proposed amendment to a “heartbeat” bill. The amendment would directly challenge the United States Supreme Court’s 14th Amendment abortion jurisprudence that denies any rights to the unborn child by banning abortion after life in the womb is detected. But the amendment […]

The Elephant in the (Abortion Hearing) Room

The Senate Judiciary Committee’s two-day hearings were the best and most significant hearings I’ve been part of in my more than twenty-five years in state politics. Many statements from pro-life and pro-choice witnesses against the bill deserve comment, because, to the constitutionally untrained ear, they seemed to score great points against the legislation. But all […]