Magazine December 09, 2019, Issue

Is the Equal Rights Amendment Back from the Dead?

The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., June 11, 2018 (Erin Schaff/Reuters)
It would bring disaster to the pro-life cause

The United States of America could be mere weeks away from adding the first new amendment to her constitution in a generation, according to some liberal legal theorists and the mainstream media. 

Remember the Equal Rights Amendment? In 1972, Congress sent the amendment, which declares that “equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex,” to the states for ratification. In short order, many states ratified it, but then Phyllis Schlafly and friends began warning their countrymen and countrywomen about all sorts of unintended consequences —

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