FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 17, 2021
Contact: Prudence Robertson, [email protected] | 240-672-2828
Justice Department & Obama-Appointed Judge Have Stated: ERA Is Dead, Cannot Be Revived
Washington, D.C. – Today the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) denounced U.S. House Democrats’ vote to remove the ERA deadline. As written, the ERA would enshrine a so-called “right” to abortion on demand in the United States Constitution. On Monday, SBA List announced that votes on this legislation will be scored and double-weighted in each member’s profile on the National Pro-life Scorecard.
In January of 2020, the Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel published a decisive opinion stating that the 1972 ERA has expired and that new efforts to ratify it would be considered null and void. Just weeks ago, an Obama-appointed federal district judge concurred that recent attempts to ratify the ERA by Nevada (2017), Illinois (2018), and Virginia (2020) have no legal effect and do not count towards the required three-fourths states needed to ratify the constitutional amendment.
SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser slammed the vote, saying:
“The so-called ‘Equal Rights Amendment’ may as well be called the Abortion Rights Act, as it would usher in extreme policy implications by enshrining a ‘right’ to abortion in the U.S. Constitution alongside the foundational principles of our great nation. Abortion is the greatest violation of human rights in our day – the clear antithesis of equality. Its ratification would mean the indefinite blocking of state and federal policy to protect the rights of children in the womb.
“The Biden-Harris White House has emboldened the Pelosi-Schumer Congress, and together they have dropped all pretenses of ‘unity.’ As they dole out favor after favor to the abortion industry, SBA List and the pro-life movement remain vigilant against their radical pro-abortion agenda, which the vast majority of Americans reject.”
As Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and congressional Democrats continue to push their radical abortion agenda, SBA List remains vigilant against efforts to:
- Appoint and confirm eager pro-abortion advocates like Xavier Becerra and Shalanda Young to key cabinet positions.
- Pass the deceptively named “Equality Act,” a Trojan horse for massive expansion of abortion.
- Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, which would enshrine a so-called “right” to abortion in the U.S. Constitution.
- Federalize election laws by passing H.R. 1, which directly targets our mission to elect pro-life leaders and pass pro-life laws.
SBA List is a network of 900,000 pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.