Women Look to Stop the Resurrection of the Equal Rights Amendment [VIDEO]
Women Look to Stop the Resurrection of the Equal Rights Amendment [VIDEO]
Written By Monte Larrick   |   05.23.17

The Equal Rights Amendment is once again before Illinois lawmakers, and if enacted is sure to launch a real war on women.

TAKE ACTION: Please tell your state senator and representative that you OPPOSE the ERA. Ask them to vote NO to SJRCA 4!

Proponents of the ERA claim that it’s about equal pay for women, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. It doesn’t even mention women!

The Equal Rights Amendment will eliminate all legal distinctions between the sexes.

It will give the federal government more power. Laws that favor women will be challenged and declared unconstutional. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote a report when she was an attorney for the ACLU titled Sex Bias in the U.S. Code. She estimated that at least 800 federal laws would be affected by the ERA, such as: women in the draft and front line combat (pgs 28, 202, 218); age of consent lowered and prostitution legalized as part of “privacy” (p 102); bigamy laws would be unconstitutional (p 195-196); prisons, single-sex schools, fraternities and sororities, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts would all be sex-integrated (pgs100-101, 216, 169, 145-146, 219-220).

There is virtually no limit to the number and kind of lawsuits that ERA will spawn. To use the law to eliminate the innate differences between male and female is as absurd as using the law to eliminate the rising and setting of the sun.  It is impossible.

Monte Larrick
Larrick, an award winning broadcast journalist, retired from Moody Broadcasting in Chicago after more than 30 years of service. In 2014, he joined the IFI team to use his news gathering experience to help inform IFI supporters about issues that impact their lives. Mr. Larrick and his wife have been married 33 years and have two daughters. ...
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