Coffee Talk Event in Cavalier – A Great Success!

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We all had a great time at the Coffee Talk event in Cavalier!  Sixteen women came out in sub-zero temperatures on February 18, to learn about the ministry and mission of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of North Dakota. It was a blessing to gather with the body of Christ to fellowship and encourage one another in the Lord!

A special thanks to the area’s Prayer/Action Chapter Leader, Linda Werven, for organizing the event!

Young mothers, a newly married woman, and others of all ages gathered to encourage one another and learn ways the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization, CWA, works to protect and promote Biblical values and Constitutional principles through prayer, education, and advocacy on a local, state, and national level.

As conservative Christian women, we discussed current issues and the ways we can increase our influence in today’s culture from Penny Young Nance’s book Feisty and Feminine, A Rallying Cry for Conservative Women. Everyone was given a book as a gift from CWA of North Dakota.  We talked about many of the topics in the book such as the devaluation of women, the marriage debate, women in the workplace, the impact of local chapters, and more. We were inspired by Nance’s view of the Proverbs 31 woman, “I think, though, that the key to the Proverbs 31 woman is found in the end of the passage: ‘A woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.’”

Please pray that as a family of believers we effectively mobilize around our great state and country and that we continue to invite the presence and power of Jesus as we engage this current culture with Biblical principles.  “Awake oh sleeper, arise from the dead and Christ will shine on you.” Ephesians 5:14

Thank God for the voices of Christian women today. “Wisdom calls aloud in the street, she raises her voice in the public squares; at the head of the noisy streets she cries out, in the gateways of the city she makes her speech.” Proverbs 1:20,21

Will you join their voices and stand up to defend Biblical values and Constitutional principles through prayer, education, and advocacy? Please contact me if you would like more information on hosting a Coffee Talk in your area!

In His service,
Linda Thorson
State Director

Join CWA of North Carolina at the Prayer Walk in Charlotte – February 29

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Concerned Women for America (CWA) of North Carolina invites you to join with us Saturday, February 29, as we partner with Love Life for a pro-life prayer walk in Charlotte. (We also encourage you to join us in Greensboro and Raleigh.)

Wouldn’t you like to be counted as we stand in the gap for these precious little ones? Here are the details for February 29.

Date: Saturday, February 29
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Meeting Location: “A Preferred Women’s Health” Abortion Clinic, 3236 Latrobe Drive • Charlotte, NC 28211

** Please wear your Love Life T-shirt. First-timers will receive a free t-shirt.
** Prepare yourself to worship on Saturday. These are the songs we will be singing at the prayer walk.

Please bring a friend and join us! This is a child-friendly event!

While RSVPing is not necessary, I would love to know you will be joining me in Charlotte, so please contact me by Friday, February 28, if you can. And if you have any questions about any of these pro-life opportunities, please contact me. We pray God will place this issue of LIFE on the hearts and minds of the citizens of North Carolina.

“Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.” (Psalm 82:3)

For Truth and Righteousness,
Jill Coward
State Director

She Votes 2020 – Get Out and Vote!

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For statewide and federal primary candidates, Concerned Women for America has partnered with ivoterguide.com to offer an excellent resource where you can find the candidates who will appear on your ballot and where the candidates stand on the issues.  Click here and type in your zip code and view how the evaluation panelists scored the candidates based on their survey answers, their campaign websites, etc.

Garrison: ERA Does Not Secure Equal Rights for Women

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Our Vice President for International Affairs, Dr. Shea Garrison, was quoted in the National Catholic Register:

Shea Garrison, vice president of international affairs at Concerned Women for America (CWA), observed, “The idea of an ‘equal rights’ amendment sounds great for women who want equality and ‘empowerment.’ However, the ERA, as it is written, does not secure equal rights for women. Rather, it puts us at risk to lose the gains we’ve made in the past 50 years. Here’s why: It says ‘equality of rights … shall not be denied … on account of sex.’ So, it is true that restricting access to abortion could be seen as discrimination against women since abortion is only applicable to women. But it also could work the other way — a man could say any law or special policies on child care, marriage, alimony, etc., put in place to specifically protect women is discrimination against him. Private women-only spaces like sex-segregated bathrooms, locker rooms, or domestic violence shelters could also be seen as a form of sex discrimination or violation of this amendment.”

“The bottom line,” Garrison explained, “is that this is bad policy that will hurt women, not give us equal rights. Women are already equal citizens under the law of the United States, and we will continue to use established law such as Amendment 14, Title IX, or the Equal Opportunity Act of 1963, etc., to wipe out any inequalities that we still may face.”

Calling the ERA “a war on women,” Concerned Women for America adds that this misguided amendment — if it were ever to be revived and passed — would:

  • Wipe out all ability to use any laws using “sex” as a defining characteristic, therefore overturning workplace and family laws that protect women.
  • Overturn privacy laws that define who may use men’s and women’s bathrooms and locker rooms.
  • Attack religious-freedom laws in situations where faith-based groups recognize distinctions between the sexes, such as in women-only domestic violence shelters run by faith-based organizations.
  • Be used to write abortion rights into our U.S. Constitution with the rationale that restricting access to abortion is a form of gender discrimination (since it singles out women for a physical trait unique to them).
  • Affect Social Security, Medicare benefits, health-insurance benefits and more.

Read more of the article on the ERA here.

Game On! It’s Time to Start Getting Out the Vote!

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It’s election season! Early voting has already begun across Texas as we head toward the March 3 primary election.

Concerned Women for America of Texas says it’s “game on” to get conservative women and men to the polls in the primary and general elections!  We have put together a list of helpful sites to guide you through the election season, including a voter score guide link.

Who is on my ballot and where do I vote?
You can preview your ballot by typing in your county election office in your browser (example: Dallas County Elections Office.)  Then put in your information and to pull up a sample ballot for your precinct.  You may print it out and take it with you to vote. Polling sites are also posted there.

Is there a guide for voting?
For statewide and federal primary candidates, CWA has partnered with ivoterguide.com to offer an excellent resource where you can find the candidates who will appear on your ballot and where the candidates stand on the issues.  Click here and type in your zip code and view how the evaluation panelists scored the candidates based on their survey answers, their campaign websites, etc.

No local races have been evaluated at ivoterguide.com, but for state legislator information, you may consider checking with your trusted friends or elected officials to offer wisdom on the candidates in the local races.

We urge you to do your homework and vote wisely.  Please pray diligently for the upcoming elections. Please forward this to friends, family, and acquaintances.

Psalm 33:11-12: “The counsel of the Lord stands forever, The plans of His heart from generation to generation. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.”  Through our efforts may our children and grandchildren enjoy the blessings God has granted us in the United States of America.

For Truth and Righteousness,
Ann Hettinger
State Director

Game On! It’s Time to Start Getting Out the Vote!

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It’s election season! Early voting has already begun across California as we head toward the March 3 primary election.

Concerned Women for America (CWA) of California says it’s “game on” to get conservative women and men registered to vote and to the polls in the primary and general elections!

We have put together a list of helpful sites to guide you through the election season, including a voter score guide link.

What if I’m not registered?
If you or someone you know is not yet registered to vote, there is still time! The registration deadline is February 18. You may register online at the Secretary of State’s website here or at your County Registrar of Voter’s website (list here). If you miss the deadline, you may register at the County Registrar’s office up to Election Day or at your polling place on Election Day and cast a provisional ballot.

Who is on my ballot and where do I vote?
Click here to locate and view your ballot, as well as your polling place from the Secretary of State’s website. Or visit your County Registrar of Voter’s website for more information.

Is there a guide for voting?
For statewide and federal primary candidates, CWA has partnered with iVoterGuide to offer an excellent resource where you can find the candidates who will appear on your ballot and where the candidates stand on the issues.  Click here and type in your zip code and view how the evaluation panelists scored the candidates based on their survey answers, their campaign websites, etc.

No local races have been evaluated there, but state legislator information is available through VoteSmart. You can find voting records (if a candidate has one), ratings from organizations, quotes from speeches and more. You might also consider checking with friends and elected officials to offer wisdom on the candidates in the local races.

We urge you to do your homework and vote your values.
Please pray diligently for the upcoming elections.
Please forward this to friends, family, and acquaintances.

May our God speak of us, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.”

For Truth and Righteousness,

Marlo Tucker
State Director

Votes Validate Pro-family and Pro-life Values of Legislators

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CWA of North Dakota State Director, Linda Thorson, answers Elsie Magnus, Chairman of the District 10 Democratic-Nonpartisan League Party, letter to the editor, “Helping women and their families – isn’t that truly pro-life?”  Read the response from CWA of North Dakota about the pro-women, pro-life, and pro-family Abortion Pill Reversal Informed Consent Law which provides women complete information regarding their health decisions.  Elsie Mangus’ letter is on page two.

Act Now to Protect First Amendment Rights for College Students

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Act Now to Protect First Amendment Rights for College Students. 

Religious freedom is under attack on college campuses. Imagine being falsely told your First Amendment Rights don’t apply at a public university. That is the reality for many college students involved in faith-based clubs on campuses across the country.

The U.S. Department of Education has proposed a new rule on the Eligibility of Faith-Based Entities to provide religious freedom protections in higher education. The rule protects faith-based clubs on public campuses from discrimination and makes other improvements to ensure First Amendment rights in education.

There is a short turn around to comment with your support and help the President protect the rights of religious groups on campus before the deadline Tuesday.

This proposed rule is the regulatory form of the Equal Campus Access Act. Like the bill, this rule ensures students in faith-based groups receive equal access to public university resources and funds as other non-religious groups.

Join us to protect the students and campus ministries in your lives.

Penny Nance Explains CWA ERA Position in the Media

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Concerned Women for America’s CEO and President, Penny Nance, appeared on numerous programs this week explaining why we’re opposed to the ERA and why it’s harmful for women and for our nation:

Penny Nance interview on Equal Rights Amendment, “ERA is about Taxpayer-funded abortion.”

Penny Nance segment on The 700 Club addressing the Equal Rights Amendment.Penny’s Interview begins after a story on ERA at time-code: 5 minutes (5:00)

 

Read the Overview on Equal Rights Amendment on CBN News featuring Penny Nance.

Listen to Penny Nance discuss why she and some feminists want the ERA stopped on The Daily Signal Podcast.

Listen to the Bill Cunningham Podcast that features Penny Nance. Time-code: 98:00

American Family Radio interviews Penny Nance on Equal Rights Amendment. Time-code: 28:00

 

 

Victory for the U.S. Constitution!

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“Having witnessed the difficulties and dangers experienced by the first Convention … I should tremble for the result of a second.” “the most violent partisans,” and “individuals of insidious views” would strive to be delegates and would have “a dangerous opportunity of sapping the very foundations of the fabric” of our Country.  James Madison’s letter to G.L. Turberville, 1788

HJR5001 is a bad bill that would put our U.S. Constitution in jeopardy by opening it up for amendments (changes) such as the repeal of the Second Amendment or abolishing the Electoral College.  It could even re-energize the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) of the 1970s that would solidify taxpayer-funded abortion in the Constitution.  There are some whose aim is to rewrite our Constitution.

We are pleased to report that HJR5001 was defeated in the full House February 12, with a vote of 32-37.  You can check the votes here.  We wanted a NO vote.

If your representatives voted No, please thank them.  If they voted Yes, you may respectfully express your disappointment.

Please read our brochure “The U.S. Constitution is Not the Problem!” to understand this topic.

Talking points:

  • It is too risky to open our Constitution.  Too much national division, radical interest groups.
  • Limit power of the Federal Government, Fiscal restraint — All the goals the Constitutional Convention is trying to achieve are already listed in our Constitution.  It just needs to be obeyed.
  • Too much uncertainty as to how a Constitutional Convention would be conducted.
  • Delegates to a Constitutional Convention could set their own rules with a new ratification mode.
  • Who selects the delegates?  Would California get more than South Dakota?  Unknown.
  • Ideas already suggested for Constitutional Convention consideration: abolish Electoral College, Repeal of Second Amendment, weakening of First Amendment, Equal Rights Amendment, a new constitution.

Contact Information
Click here to view the list of legislators and click on their e-mail address.
Click here if you do not know who your legislators are; or you may call your county auditor to find out their name.

Linda Schauer
State Director

Nance: The Equal Rights Amendment is the Dems’ Frankenstein Monster

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President and CEO of Concerned Women for America, Penny Nance, wrote the following piece on the Equal Rights Amendment that has been written in such a way to erase the uniqueness of women:

“The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is dead.

The Department of Justice announced as much in January.

Even Justice Ginsburg, the “most prominent feminist lawyer in American history,” has said the ERA has missed its opportunity and proponents need to start from square one.

Still, House Democrats will play Dr. Frankenstein on Thursday as they try to resurrect the ERA monster. They’ve scheduled a vote to remove the 40-year-old deadline on the legislation’s ratification after Virginia became the 38th state to approve the amendment in January, sending hopeful politicians into a tizzy.

Concerned Women for America (CWA) — the organization I lead — was literally founded to fight the ERA 40 years ago. Our founder believed women deserve fairness and equality under the law and was determined to oppose the ERA because it effectively writes us out of it.

The ERA proposes “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex” and that “Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.”

 

Read more of Penny Nance’s article on the ERA here:

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Vulnerable Child Protection Act Fails in Senate Committee

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Dear CWA Friends,

A good bill, the Vulnerable Child Protection Act (HB1057), failed in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee February 10, with a vote of 2-5. Check the votes here.  If your senator voted Yes to support the bill, please contact him and thank him.  If your senator voted No, you may respectfully express your disappointment.

Read Concerned Women for America’s complete talking points with documentation here.

Contact Information
Click here to view the list of state senators, and then click on his/her e-mail address. Click here if you do not know who your state senator is; you can also call your county auditor to obtain your senator’s name.

Please pray: Father, we thank you that in Your grand design You created us male and female. We ask that those who struggle with their God-given sex would be happy and healthy in the sex that You created them to be.

God bless you for your prayer and action.
Linda Schauer
State Director

Game On! It’s Time to Start Getting Out the Vote!

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It’s election season! Early voting kicks off Thursday, February 13, across North Carolina and will continue through Saturday, February 29. The primary election is Tuesday, March 3.

Concerned Women for America (CWA) of North Carolina says it’s “game on” to get conservative women and men registered to vote and to the polls in the primary and general elections!

We have put together a list of helpful sites to guide you through the election season, including a voter score guide link.

Who is on my ballot?
Click here to locate and view your ballot from the North Carolina State Board of Elections website.

Where do I vote?
Click on the North Carolina Board of Elections link for one-stop early voting information and same-day registration. Click here to access your county Board of Elections and scroll down to find local voting location sites and dates with hours of operation. If you are voting on the March 3 election date, click here to see your precinct voting location.

Is there a guide for voting?
For statewide and federal primary candidates, CWA has partnered with iVoterGuide to offer an excellent resource where you can find the candidates who will appear on your ballot and where the candidates stand on the issues. Click here and type in your zip code and view how the evaluation panelists scored the candidates based on their survey answers, their campaign websites, etc.

No local races have been evaluated. You might consider checking with friends and elected officials to offer wisdom on the candidates in the local races.

Unfortunately, voters will not be required to show a photo ID for the March 2020 primary election. The North Carolina State Board of Elections states, “… a federal district court blocked North Carolina’s voter photo ID requirement from taking effect. The injunction will remain in place until further order of the court.” We hope that photo IDs will be required in the General Elections this November.

We urge you to do your homework and vote your values.

Please pray diligently for the upcoming elections.

Please forward this to friends, family, and acquaintances.

May our God speak of us, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.”

For Truth and Righteousness,
Jill Coward
State Director

Calling on All Prayer Warriors – Pray for the Unborn on February 19!

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As I reported in an earlier alert, the Value Them Both Amendment failed to pass the House last week. While we were very disappointed with the outcome of the vote we will not give up!

Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Kansas is joining with intercessors around the state to pray of our state and for our legislature. While we were praying together about what God would want us to do, the Lord brought Deuteronomy 30:19 to mind: “I call heaven and  earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing:  Therefore Choose Life,  that both thou and thy seed may live.”

So, we have declared next Wednesday, February 19, a day of prayer and fasting day on behalf of our state and for the unborn.  We are also calling on 1,000 prayer warriors to come and pray at the state capitol on February 19!

Here are the details:
Date: Wednesday, February 19
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Kansas State Capitol, 8th and Van Buren, Topeka

Join me in prayer:  Father in Heaven, we thank you for the favor the amendment has had with the Speaker of the House, the Senate President, and so many legislators.  We pray for those who seek to thwart Your plans in protecting life. We put our trust in You as You are always in control.”

Please forward this e-alert onto friends, family, and acquaintances.

Thank you for all you have done, especially the prayers.

Blessings,
Barbara Saldivar
State Director

Value Them Both Amendment Fails in the House

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Last week, the pro-life Value Them Both Amendment that you faithfully prayed for and took action on failed to get the necessary 84 votes to pass the Kansas House. The amendment had previously passed the Kansas Senate. It was a disheartening defeat because of the potential lives lost of both mothers and their unborn babies.

Take Action: It is important that we contact our legislators after a crucial vote like this.  They need to know that we take note of how they vote.

  1. Click here to view how your House member voted on the amendment. Contact the legislator and thank them if they voted yes on the amendment and express your disappointment if they voted against the amendment. Be sure to let them know you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Kansas. Click here and then click on “Find Your Legislator” to contact your Kansas House members.  You can also call the Legislative Hot Line at 1-800-432-3924.
  2. Contact Speaker of the House, Ron Ryckman (Republican D-78) and Senate President Susan Wagle (Republican D-30) and thank them for their leadership on the pro-life amendment. Be sure to let them know you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Kansas.

Speaker Ryckman – 785-296-2302 | [email protected]
Senate President Wagle, 785-296-2419 | [email protected].

Please join me in prayer:  Father in Heaven, we thank you for the favor the amendment has had with the Speaker of the House and the Senate President.  We thank you for the work the pro-life representatives did last Friday.  We put our trust in You as You are always in control. Psalms 62:8 says, “In God we Trust.”

Thank you for all you have done in contacting your legislators and especially the prayers.

Blessings,

Barbara Saldivar
State Director

Nance: Trump is Positively Impacting the Lives of Millions of Women

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Penny Nance, President and CEO of Concerned Women for America, shared her thoughts with Breitbart News on how President Donald Trump’s administration is actually benefitting women, unlike the media claims:

“The president and CEO of the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization says the economic policies of President Donald Trump, along with his judiciary nominees and protections for the unborn, are benefiting millions of women voters in America.

In a statement sent to Breitbart News, Penny Nance of Concerned Women for America (CWA) responded to former Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards’ comment last week that if women show up at the polls in full force in November, it could be “game over” for Trump.

Richards, who turned America’s largest abortion business into a political powerhouse that has now pushed the Democrat Party leftward to fully embrace abortion on demand, told MSNBC that “58% of caucus goers in Iowa were women … If 58% of voters next fall are women, it’s game over.”

Richards told host Lawrence O’Donnell there is an “enormous divide” because the president “disrespects women and disrespects the Speaker,” and “repeatedly lies about the situation for women in this country.”

“That’s why you see women so motivated right now to be involved in politics and voting,” she added.

But, Nance says unequivocally, “Cecile Richards is wrong,” and explains:

President Trump is positively impacting the lives of millions of women. His administration has supported policies that have raised wages, lowered unemployment, cut taxes, confirmed fair judges for our judicial system, and protected the unborn. These are issues about which women care.

The Trump Administration’s actions to support women are bold and successful, and female conservative voters have taken notice and are giving him credit.”

 

To read more of the article on Breitbart News, click here.

Join us for Coffee and Fellowship! February 18 – Cavalier, ND

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Concerned Women for America (CWA) of North Dakota is hosting a Coffee Talk in Cavalier on Tuesday, February 18.  The event will be a time for women to gather and discuss current issues and learn more about CWA of North Dakota – all over coffee and scones!

We will talk about:

  • CWA’s seven core issues
  • Praise reports and activities at the state and national level
  • Issues to pray about at the local, state, and national level

Here are the details:
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Time:  7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location:  Assembly of God Church, 605 Main Street West, Cavalier, ND

It is a blessing to gather with the body of Christ to praise and give thanks for God’s love and mercy, to fellowship and encourage one another in the Lord, and be productive and engaged in Christian advocacy for our state and nation.

Provers 27:17 says, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” So join us on February 18 and bring a friend too! Your faith will be encouraged.

United with you in prayer and thanksgiving,
Linda Thorson
State Director

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Prayer Project Update: CWA of Illinois Committed to Praying for All Legislators

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We are pleased to announce that encouragers throughout the state of Illinois have answered the call to be a part of this year’s Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Illinois Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) program! The EAL packets have been mailed, and 285 state legislators, elected officials, and county board/commission chairs will soon be receiving monthly encouragement cards containing a Scripture, notable quote, and a prayer.

Thank you for the outpouring of support for this incredible project where we pray for and encourage our Illinois elected officials. We are also grateful for this year’s partnership with Illinois National Day of Prayer.

Prayer is important not only for the legislators for whom we pray but for our own benefit. Legislators’ decisions impact our lives and the communities in which we live.

Time to take action:
For those who are unable to participate in the EAL program, we still would love to have you join us in praying for our legislators and governor. Here are prayer points you can use:

  • Safety and Good Health
  • Family Unity
  • Wise and Godly Decisions
  • Suppression of Weariness and Pride
  • Godly Counsel and Sensitivity to God’s Leading
  • Salvation
  • Continued Strength in the Lord
“For what great nation has a god as near to them as the Lord our God is near to us whenever we call on him?” – Deuteronomy 4:7

Thank you for your willingness to pray and encourage!

Debbie Leininger
State Director

How the Battle for the ERA Became Every Right to Abortion

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By all accounts, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) should be dead. The 1979 ratification deadline passed 40-years ago three states short of ratification. Concerned Women for America was on the front lines with opponents who stopped this constitutional amendment to prohibit sex distinctions in law that ultimately would “ERAse” women. But that has not stopped modern attempts to resurrect it.

Three states passed the ERA in recent years to argue that passage by three-fourths of states (38) has now been reached. Virginia claimed its place as the 38th state this year. The U.S. Department of Justice issued a legal opinion in January that the ERA has expired by every legal measure. This bars any action by the National Archives to certify new states because the ratification has expired.

Nevertheless, proponents in Congress are seeking to pass legislation to remove the deadline believing they have the authority to airdrop the ERA into the Constitution. Their motivation is clear: the ERA would become a new constitutional right guaranteeing abortion on demand. For abortion advocates, the ERA is now about achieving Every Right to Abortion.

State-level ERAs have been used to require taxpayer-funded abortion

  • In 1998, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the state ERA required the state to fund abortions since procedures sought by men, like prostate surgery, are funded. A lawsuit in Connecticut used similar arguments and achieved the same objective: full taxpayer-funded abortion.
  • In 2019 Planned Parenthood and Women’s Law Center filed a lawsuit in Pennsylvania arguing that Pennsylvania’s ERA means abortion must be included in medical coverage for women because men aren’t denied coverage for anything.

Abortion groups are actively campaigning to pass the ERA

  • Proponents of the ERA today say ratification would enable courts to rule that any restrictions on abortion would “perpetuate gender inequality.” NARAL Pro-Choice America claims: “With its ratification, the ERA would reinforce the constitutional right to abortion…”
  • In a 2019 letter to the House Judiciary Committee, the ACLU stated: “The Equal Rights Amendment could provide an addition [sic] layer of protection against restrictions on abortion, contraception, and other forms of reproductive healthcare.”
  • The pro-ERA website, EqualRightsAmendment.org, explicitly states that ratifying the ERA into the U.S. Constitution would “provide a strong legal defense against a rollback of women’s rights (including but not limited to: Roe v. Wade…).”

Attempts to resurrect the ERA must be defeated

  • ERA proponents see a new opportunity in a modern age to resurrect the ERA. Their efforts must be stopped. Any legislation seeking to amend the Constitution with an ERA must be defeated. Any legislator on the side of protecting life must oppose the ERA.


Click here for a printable PDF version.