ERA as written would force taxpayer funding of abortion

By Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)  Editor’s note. This appeared in the March digital edition of National Right to Life News. Please read the entire issue and pass along articles you enjoy to pro-life family and friends. Editor’s note. As NRLC reported last month, the  Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives “passed a measure that purports to …

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Pro-Life Female members of the House oppose unconstitutional attempt to extend deadline to ratify pro-abortion ERA — Part One

Editor’s note. Last week, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives passed a measure which (as NRLC explained) “purported to reanimate the Equal Rights Amendment approved by the 92nd Congress in 1972.” There were brilliant voices speaking against H.J. Res. 79. We will repost two rebuttals a day all this week. We begin with Rep. Debbie Lesko …

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Pro-Life Female members of the House oppose unconstitutional attempt to extend deadline to ratify pro-abortion ERA — Part Two

Editor’s note. Last week, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives passed a measure which (as NRLC explained) “purported to reanimate the Equal Rights Amendment approved by the 92nd Congress in 1972. ”There were brilliant voices speaking against H.J. Res. 79. We will repost two rebuttals a day all this week. In Part One, we reposted the …

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Rougher waters ahead for pro-abortion ERA

By Dave Andrusko On Thursday, National Right to Life offered a keen summary of what happened to the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives’ attempt to “resuscitate” the pro-abortion ERA. It naturally passed—with the rarest of exceptions, to be a congressional Democrat is to be pro-abortion—so that was inevitable.  However (as the headline apt summarized), “U.S. House …

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U.S. House of Representatives attempts time-travel rescue of long-dead 1972 Equal Rights Amendment – but resuscitation campaign likely to encounter cool receptions in the U.S. Senate and the federal courts

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed a measure that purports to reanimate the Equal Rights Amendment approved by the 92nd Congress in 1972. “The House Democratic leadership put on a partisan political stage-magic show – the 40-years-dead ERA was just a prop,” said Douglas D. Johnson, senior policy advisor for National Right to …

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ACTION ALERT — U.S. House of Representatives set to vote tomorrow morning, Thursday, Feb. 13 on dangerous resolution to “ratify” the pro-abortion “Equal Rights Amendment”

“Abortion-rights supporters are eager to nullify the [ERA ratification] deadline and get the amendment ratified so it could be used to overturn state laws restricting abortion.” (AP/ New York Times, January 21, 2020) WASHINGTON (Feb. 12, 2020) Trampling over constitutional requirements, the Democratic leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives on February 13 will bring …

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Showdowns Loom in U.S. House and Federal Courts on Pro-Abortion Equal Rights Amendment

WASHINGTON — On Thursday, February 13, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives will take up a measure that purports to “remove the ratification deadline” from the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment Resolution, and thereby (proponents claim) make the 1972 ERA a part of the Constitution. The House is expected to begin debate on the measure (H.J. …

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U.S. House of Representatives set to vote on Feb. 12 or Feb. 13 on dangerous resolution to ratify the pro-abortion“Equal Rights Amendment”

“Abortion-rights supporters are eager to nullify the [ERA ratification] deadline and get the amendment ratified so it could be used to overturn state laws restricting abortion.”  (AP/ New York Times, January 21, 2020) WASHINGTON (Feb. 4, 2020) Trampling over constitutional requirements, the Democratic leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives on February 12 or 13 will bring to …

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NRLC urges U.S. House members to reject measure (H.J.Res. 79) that seeks to insert pro-abortion 1972 ERA text into U.S. Constitution

Re: Pro-life scorecard alert on H.J. Res. 79 pro-abortion 1972 Equal Rights Amendment) Dear Member of Congress: During the week of February 10, the U.S. House of Representatives is likely to vote on H. J. Res. 79, a measure that purports to retroactively erase the seven-year ratification deadline that the 92nd Congress included in the …

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Showdown brewing on campaign to air-drop 1972 “Equal Rights Amendment” into U.S. Constitution

WASHINGTON (Jan. 12, 2020) — A long-smoldering campaign to insert the Equal Rights Amendment into the U.S. Constitution has turned into a political-legal-media blaze. At NRL News deadline, the Virginia legislature appeared to be mere days away from adopting a resolution that purports to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), a proposed constitutional amendment submitted …

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Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel Confirms: 1972 ERA is Dead and Congress can’t revive it

WASHINGTON — The Office of Legal Counsel of the Department of Justice, which advises all components of the Executive Branch on major legal issues, today issued a 38-page opinion holding that the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) has been dead for 40 years, and that no subsequent action by state legislatures or Congress can resurrect …

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