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District Judge Orders Stay on Tennessee’s Pro-Life Amendment 1

U.S. District Judge Kevin Sharp ordered a halt to a vote recount on an amendment that would remove the right to an abortion from the state’s constitution.

Judge Sharp had ordered the recount of the vote on Amendment 1 but granted the state’s motion to suspend the recount pending its appeal to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on the appeal on August 2.

Eight voters, including the board chair of Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee, have challenged the outcome of the 2014 vote. Please be praying that the 6th Circuit will uphold this needed amendment, which allows the Legislature to enact protections for women and the unborn.

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Oral Arguments Set on Tennessee’s Pro-Life Amendment 1 Challenge

On August 2 in Cincinnati, judges at the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the lawsuit brought by Planned Parenthood abortion activists challenging the outcome of the 2014 election, particularly voters approving of pro-life Amendment 1.

It has been more than two years since Tennesseans approved pro-life Amendment 1 by a vote of 53 percent to 47 percent.

Please pray for a good outcome to this court case, George et al v. Haslam et al. As Tennessee Right to Life notes, without Amendment 1, the lives of countless unborn children could be lost and state laws protecting women and unborn children will be nullified.

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FACT President Applauds New Abortion Safety Regulations

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (May 19, 2015) —The following statement can be attributed to David Fowler, the President of The Family Action Council of Tennessee (FACT) regarding new abortion regulations signed into law by Governor Haslam on Monday:

I applaud our Governor and state legislature for honoring the vote of the people of this state on Amendment 1 by enacting common sense protections for women seeking an abortion.

No life altering surgical procedure should be performed in this state without the patient knowing that the law ensures their safety and informed consent, and that is particularly true with abortion. We know that women considering abortion often make decisions under pressure and under the mistaken impression that they have no alternatives.

By requiring that women be provided basic information and an opportunity to reflect on that information, the value of the woman’s life and that of her unborn child are both affirmed.

The Family Action Council of Tennessee, which Fowler heads, was formed in 2006 by a group of citizens concerned about the growing negative impact of public policies on the family. FACT’s mission is to equip Tennesseans and their elected officials to effectively promote and defend a culture that values the traditional family, for the sake of the common good. For more information, visit FACTn.org.

Media Contact: Laura Bagby, Director of Communications  |  Office Phone: 615-261-1338  |  Email: laura.bagby@factn.org

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Passage of Amendment 1 Gives Voters Back Their Voice on Abortion Policy

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (November 4, 2014) – David Fowler, President of The Family Action Council of Tennessee (FACT), issued a statement in response to the passage of Amendment 1:

Today is a great victory for the people of Tennessee, who have reclaimed from our state Supreme Court their right to have a voice on abortion policy in our state. It is a victory for a government of and by and for the people, and a victory for the protection of women and their unborn.

We are proud of the people of Tennessee who rejected the deceptive media messages against Amendment 1 paid for by millions of dollars from abortion providers both inside and outside of our state. The passage of Amendment 1 shows that thousands of citizens coming together on something about which they are passionate can accomplish something that money alone can’t buy.

The Family Action Council of Tennessee, which Fowler heads, was formed in 2006 by a group of citizens concerned about the growing negative impact of public policies on the family. FACT’s mission is to equip Tennesseans and their elected officials to effectively promote and defend a culture that values the traditional family, for the sake of the common good. For more information, visit factn.org.

Media Contact: Laura Bagby, Director of Communications  |  Office Phone: 615-261-1338  |  Email: laura.bagby@factn.org

David Responds on YouTube:

Watch David’s video comments about what Amendment 1 does for women and the unborn of Tennessee and what the legislature will need to do to ensure that a culture of life remains in our state:

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