Phyllis Schlafly passed away today at the age of 92. She was a dear friend to many at Students for Life of America and spoke at our national conferences and mentored our leaders.
Kristan Hawkins, the president of SFLA released the following statement:
“Phyllis Schlafly was one of my personal heroes and mentors who inspired millions to the fight against abortion and the disastrous Equal Rights Amendment which would have made abortion a constitutional right. Phyllis is the reason the Republican Party is a pro-life party. Phyllis will be missed yet her legacy will live on through my generation and in the young women who are fearless in the fight for the lives of the preborn and their mothers on their campuses and in their workplaces and communities.”
Students for Life of America included Mrs. Schlafly in their Original #ProLifeGen series last year:
In the 1970s, Phyllis Schlafly successfully stopped the Equal Rights Amendment from ratification, which would have made abortion a constitutional right.Mrs. Schlafly has been a national leader of the conservative movement since the publication of her best-selling 1964 book, A Choice Not An Echo. She has been a leader of the pro-family movement since 1972, when she started her national volunteer organization called Eagle Forum. In a ten-year battle, Mrs. Schlafly led the pro-family movement to victory over the principal legislative goal of the radical feminists, called the Equal Rights Amendment. An articulate and successful opponent of the radical feminist movement, she appears in debate on college campuses frequently. She was named one of the 100 most important women of the 20th century by the Ladies’ Home Journal.