Left-wing lawmakers across the country have been working to revive the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and the U.S. House Judiciary Committee voted in November to retroactively lift its deadline for ratification.
And, THIS THURSDAY, the issue will be voted on in Congress, in a joint resolution, H.J. Res. 79.
Originally proposed and defeated decades ago, legal analysts now all agree that the ERA would enshrine abortion as a fundamental right in the US Constitution.
From all outward appearances, it seems that House Democrats are, again, engaging in political theatre at the expense of the public purse, in an unconstitutional attempt to force an egregious change to our fundamental law.
For these reasons, we are asking you to both SIGN this petition, asking Congress to defeat this bill, and CONTACT both Democrat and Republican leadership in the House to politely request the same.
Indeed, staunch promoter of abortion, NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League) thinks the ERA will enshrine abortion in American law, stating that:
"In order to protect our reproductive freedom today, it's essential we pass the newly re-introduced bill to ratify the ERA. With its ratification, the ERA would reinforce the constitutional right to abortion by clarifying that the sexes have equal rights, which would require judges to strike down anti-abortion laws..."
So, both pro-lifers and pro-abortionists believe that the ERA will serve to prolong the heinous practice of abortion in the United States.
But, it doesn't stop there.
Conservatives also argue that, if implemented, this redundant language could also have broad ramifications on everything from the military draft and sex-segregated prisons to women-only restrooms and male-only clergy.
It has also been suggested that the ERA could also cement homosexual "marriage" and "transgender rights" into the Constitution.
As such, H.J. Res. 79 should be treated as a threat to life, family and freedom, and, therefore, this petition calls for its defeat.
It should be noted that the Trump Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel issued an opinion in January declaring efforts to revive the ERA invalid, because the deadlines from its original introduction have long since expired.
Please SIGN this petition first, and then, please politely CONTACT the following numbers to leave messages for both Democrats and Republicans, stating your opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment.
For the Democrats, Nancy Pelosi's congressional number is: 202-225-4965.
For the Republicans, Kevin McCarthy's congressional number is: 202-225-2915.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
NARAL's statement on the ERA: https://www.nrlc.org/wp-content/uploads/NARALERAemail3-13-19.jpg