The Equal Rights Amendment was passed out of committee on May 16th with a vote of 7 to 5. The next step is a vote in the IL House. If this happens the Equal Rights Amendment will be ratified by Illinois. Then only one more state has to ratify the ERA and it will be sent to Congress to become an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
In Illinois, we still have a chance to stop it.
Now is your time for your voice to be heard!
What can you do?
Contact your Representative. Click here to look up for information for your Representative. Tell them you DO NOT support the Equal Rights Amendment and ask them to vote NO on SJRCA4 (The Equal Rights Amendment).
This could be our last chance to stop it. This session of the Illinois General Assembly is supposed to go into recess on May 31st. A vote may take place shortly. Act Now!
Contact your Representative.
Leading pro-abortion groups – including NARAL, the ACLU, and Planned Parenthood -- have strongly urged state courts to construe state ERAs, containing language virtually identical to the language of the 1972 federal ERA proposal, to invalidate laws that treat abortion differently from other “medical procedures,” including laws restricting tax-funding of abortion and laws requiring parental notification or consent for minors’ abortions.
More information about the ERA visit: http://eagleforum.org/topics/era.html
For additional documentation on the ERA-abortion connection, see the NRLC website at http://www.nrlc.org/federal/era.