By Anne Schlafly Cori and Kristan Hawkins
Should ERA win passage, the result would be a dramatically empowered federal government on issues it decides impact women. That’s a threat to women, not a protection.
A trio of female leaders representing grassroots organizations with a national presence spearheaded a Capitol Hill briefing on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) earlier this month to illustrate, once more, that the abortion agenda has hijacked the women’s movement, to the detriment of what women truly want and need.
Facing a renewed push for passage of the ERA, Eagle Forum and Students for Life of America (SFL) sponsored a briefing for legislators and their staff because, although the legal deadline has long passed and proponents of the ERA failed to win the hearts and minds of Americans, the abortion lobby is in full swing trying to create a constitutional footholdfor abortion within the ERA.
Anne Schlafly Cori, chairman of Eagle Forum, is the daughter of the late Phyllis Schlafly who led the effort to stop ERA in the 1970s. Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, is leading a grassroots effort to ExposeERA nationwide with more than 1,200 SFLA chapters on college and university campuses in all 50 states.