Pro-Life Representatives Criticize The Equal Rights Amendment For Being Pro-Abortion

Brenna Lewis - 14 Feb 2020

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to try to remove the deadline to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, 38 years after the second deadline had already passed.

But, only 5 Republicans voted with Democrats to support removing the deadline. A majority of Republicans voted against extending the deadline, with many giving floor speeches and sending out tweets criticizing the Equal Rights Amendment for promoting abortion.

Check out some of those speeches and tweets below:

Writing in the Washington Times, Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life, pointed out the flaws of the Equal Rights Amendment:

“ERA was an idea born in a different time, before hundreds of laws had been passed to affirm women’s rights. Today, it’s deceptively simple language ‘Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex’ could wreak havoc on the network of laws in place for women as those measures by definition single them out….Professor Valerie Hudson observed that women could be harmed by the ERA, writing: ‘We women have already discovered that if our sex-based rights are in conflict with the rights of others based on gender identity, we are too often thrown under the bus. Does the Equality Act turn the ERA into a Trojan horse for women, actually serving to erase them completely within the U.S. Constitution itself?'”.

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