NRLC urges opposition to attempts to revive pro-abortion Equal Rights Amendment

Dear Senator: The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) strongly opposes H.J. Res. 17, approved by the House of Representatives on a near-party-line vote on March 17, and its Senate companion, S.J. Res. 1, introduced by Senators Cardin and Murkowski. These measures purport to “remove” the ratification deadline that the 92nd Congress included in the …

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Appeal of D.C. Federal Judge’s ERA-Expired Ruling Likely to Extend an Unbroken 40-Year Losing Streak For ERA-Resuscitation Legal Claims

WASHINGTON – Three Democratic attorneys general today appealed a landmark March 5 ruling by federal Judge Rudolph Contreras, who held that the Equal Rights Amendment expired decades ago, and that the ERA in reality has not been “ratified” by 38 states as has been widely reported (Virginia v. Ferriero).  Attorneys general Mark Herring (Virginia), Aaron …

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Equal Rights Amendment: North Dakota Legislature Approves “Count Us Out” Resolution, Formally Notifying Federal Authorities That the State’s 1975 Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment Expired in 1979

The measure instructs that North Dakota “should not be counted by Congress…Archivist…any court…,” because its ratification “officially lapsed” By Laura Echevarria, Communications Director and Press Secretary In a first-in-the-nation move, the North Dakota legislature today gave final approval to a measure to formally notify Congress, the Archivist of the United States, and the federal courts …

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“Hiding behind the rhetoric of equality for women to eliminate any and all protections for unborn babies”

By Dave Andrusko As NRLC explained yesterday, House passage of a resolution Democrats said could resuscitate the long-expired 1972 Equal Rights Amendment “was the ERA’s poorest showing in 50 years.” Only 52% of the members voting supported the resolution—“62 votes below the two-thirds margin that the Constitution requires to perform grown-up constitutional amending, as opposed to …

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House Passes ERA measure 222-204, “ERA’s Poorest Showing in 50 Years” 62 Votes Below Real-Life 2/3 Requirement

Democrats Pursue Political Theater in Face of 40 Years of Judicial Rebukes WASHINGTON—U.S. House Democrats today passed, 222-204, a resolution they claimed could resuscitate the long-expired 1972 Equal Rights Amendment. “This was ERA’s poorest showing in the House in 50 years,” said Douglas D. Johnson, senior policy advisor to the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), …

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U.S. House of Representatives acts on a resolution purportedly reviving pro-abortion Equal Rights Amendment, as advocates and most media downplay long string of court defeats

WASHINGTON—On Wednesday, March 17, 2021, the House of Representatives will take up H.J. Res. 17, a measure that purports to “remove the ratification deadline” from the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment Resolution, and thereby (proponents claim) make the 1972 ERA part of the Constitution. The House passed such a measure on February 13, 2020, and is …

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NRLC writes Congress in strong opposition to House Joint Resolution 17

Dear Member of Congress: The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) strongly opposes House Joint Resolution 17, introduced by Congresswoman Speier on January 21, 2021, which Congresswoman Speier asserts will “simply repeal” the ratification deadline that the 92nd Congress included in the Equal Rights Amendment Resolution submitted to the states on March 22, 1972 – …

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The pro-abortion movement is trying to “air drop” the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment into the U.S. Constitution!

If their unprecedented scheme is successful, pro-life legislation nationwide could be destroyed. WASHINGTON– During the week of March 15, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives will take up a measure that attempts to revive the long-expired Equal Rights Amendment. This unprecedented measure poses a dire threat to all pro-life laws and policies, state and federal. …

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Federal District Judge Contreras, Obama Appointee, Rules That the Ratification Deadline for the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment Was Valid; Rejects the 2017-2020 “Ratifications” by Virginia, Nevada, and Illinois

WASHINGTON – U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras (an appointee of President Barack Obama) today ruled that the ratification period for the Equal Rights Amendment, set in the ERA Resolution approved by Congress 49 years ago, was valid, and that the actions of the legislatures of Nevada (2017), Illinois (2018), and Virginia (2020) had no legal …

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Federal District Judge Contreras, Obama Appointee, Rules That the Ratification Deadline for the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment Was Valid; Rejects the 2017-2020 “Ratifications” by Virginia, Nevada, and Illinois

WASHINGTON – U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras (an appointee of President Barack Obama) today ruled that the ratification period for the Equal Rights Amendment, set in the ERA Resolution approved by Congress 49 years ago, was valid, and that the actions of the legislatures of Nevada (2017), Illinois (2018), and Virginia (2020) had no legal …

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