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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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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