Deputy Majority Leader and Illinois State Representative Lou Lang (D-Skokie) was so impressed with the speech he prepared for the organized Chicago hearing on the ERA two weeks ago that he decided to record himself giving it. The hearing morphed into more of a rally than a public hearing as Lang bellowed into the microphone patently absurd things like "not passing the ERA means the Constitution does not protect women". This flies in the face of the 14th amendment and was the justification in 1973 for the one thing Lang and other leftists in Springfield champion: Abortion on demand.
On the surface, the Equal Rights Amendment seems quite innocent. The main text states, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be abridged or denied by the United States or any state on account of sex.”
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Tagged Abortion, Albert Einstein Medical Center v. Nathans, Coleman v. Maryland, Elise Bouc, Equal Rights Amendment, Hartford Accident & Indemnity Co. v. Insurance Commissioner, Infants and Children, military draft, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Selective Service, Sex Bias in the U.S. Code, SJRCA 4, women
In a stunning display of ignorance, the Illinois State Senate just voted 43-12 in favor of the resolution to adopt the Equal Rights Amendment. What makes this vote even more enraging is that Republicans Pam Althoff (R-Crystal Lake), Jason Barickman (R-Pontiac), John Curran (R-Lemont), Mike Connelly (R-Wheaton), Karen McConnaughay (R-West Dundee), Chris Nybo (R-Hinsdale), Sue Rezin (R-Morris), and Tom Rooney (R-Palatine) voted with Democrats on this partisan resolution. (Updated at 7:30 pm)
According to Illinois Review, McConnaughay made this remarkably foolish and dishonest statement in defense of her traitorous vote:
The intention of the Illinois Senate Women’s Caucus is
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Tagged Chris Nybo, Elise Bouc, Equal Rights Amendment, Jason Barickman, Jennifer Camille Lee, Karen McConnaughay, Mike Connelly, Nancy Thorner, Pam Althoff, Phyllis Schlafly, Selective Service, STOP ERA Illinois, Sue Rezin, Tom Rooney, U.S. Constitution
The ERA claims to be a simple amendment that gives equal rights to women. In reality, the ERA will actually harm women, their families, and our society. The major problem with the ERA is its wording. It simply states "Equality of rights under law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State on account of sex." In essence, women are not being guaranteed equal rights; rather gender is being removed as a legal characteristic on which to base distinctions.