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.