Help stop the ERA! Protect women and families in America!
There is a devastating amendment being proposed to the constitution by radical feminists, gay rights activists, and abortion promoters in the name of women’s rights. It is called the Equal Rights Amendment or ERA and it not only does not protect the rights of women, it poses a grave threat to our children and families.
Numerous laws already protect women in the areas of education, wages, credit, housing and employment. The U.S. Supreme Court has already ruled that the Equal Protection mandate of the 14th Amendment applies to women. The U.S. Constitution is gender neutral. For these reasons and many others, woman across America oppose the Equal Rights Amendment and ask that you, as our elected official protect the rights and liberties American women have enjoyed for centuries and oppose the ERA as it comes to state legislatures.
ERA was defeated in the 1970’s due to the efforts of thousands of moms—led by Phyllis Schlafly, but radical feminists, gay rights activists, and abortion promoters are pushing hard to bring it back. For the amendment to pass it has to be ratified by 3/4 (or 38) of the states. In 1977 35 states had ratified the amendment. Due to the efforts of Phyllis Schlafly 5 states revoked ratification and ERA was stopped.
However, in 2017, following the Women’s March in Washington D.C., feminists descended on Nevada and the State Legislature caved and ratified it. Illinois did the same in June, 2018 and Feminists are on their way to Virginia and other states to secure their vote. Ironically, the man whose been trying to get ERA passed in Illinois for several years—in the name of women’s rights—resigned office following the vote due to sexual harassment claims against him.
Why Is ERA Bad for Women, Children and Families?
If ERA passes things like co-ed bathrooms in your children’s school, locker room and even your church will become law. Notice the wording of ERA below. It doesn’t say “women” anywhere, it says “sex” which, in today’s culture, can mean anything.
Equality Rights Amendment
- Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
- Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
- Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.
Myths & Facts About ERA
American’s Women Are Being Lied To! Check Out These Myths and Facts of ERA and the dangers it poses to women and children.
Myth: Women’s rights are not protected under the constitution.
FACT: Women’s Rights are Already Protected. The U.S. Supreme Court has already ruled that the Equal Protection mandate of the 14th Amendment applies to women. ERA actually violates the constitution giving special privileges to some while denying the rights of others.
Myth: ERA Protects Women’s Rights
FACT: ERA Infringes on Women’s Rights Under ERA women that are dependent on their husbands would lose social security benefits.Programs that assist women to re-enter the work force would be eliminated, and invalidate the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and other laws that protect pregnant women.
Myth: ERA Protects Women
FACT: ERA Erases Gender and Endangers Women. ERA eliminates privacy for women in our hospitals, bathrooms, locker rooms, nursing homes, prisons and even domestic violence shelters. The military could not have different training standards for men or women and in the event of war with a draft, the draft would have to apply to women as well as men. ERA would not allow exceptions for privacy in these areas, as all would become unisex.
Myth: ERA creates equality
FACT: ERA erases gender and endangers women and children. Under ERA. Coed bathrooms, showers and locker rooms in our children’s schools will become mandatory—enforced by law. All sports activities would become co-ed, leaving an unfair advantage to men competing against women.
Myth: ERA will provide equal pay for equal work.
FACT: Equal pay already exists for women. Equal pay for Equal work and discrimination in the workplace laws already exist for all Americans—men and women. It is the law, exclusive to no one regardless of race, religion, or gender.
Myth: ERA creates equality for next generation
FACT: ERA Endangers Children If ERA becomes law, gender identification (see Gender-Bread flyer), homosexuality, and comprehensive Sex education will become mandatory curriculum and courses of study in our children’s classrooms at all grade levels. ERA would overrule states and mandate, by order of the courts, that taxpayers fund abortion on demand—literally killing the next generation!
Myth: ERA has no secret agenda
FACT: ERA Endangers Religious Freedoms. Under ERA churches would be required to perform same sex marriages and all seminaries, schools, and classes would be required coed.
We Must Stop ERA to protect Life, Women, Children, & Families
ERA does not protect women’s rights; it undermines a woman’s identity, safety, and freedom. It enforces tax-payer funded abortion, erases gender and poses a dangerous threat to our children. ERA rips the very fabric of our nation. Through the efforts of Phyllis Schlafly millions of women rallied in statehouses opposing this dangerous amendment 40 years ago and were able to stop it. But thanks to radical feminists, ERA is back, rearing its ugly head once again. Now it is up to us to stop this dangerous threat to women, families, and the future of our nation!
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