A number of states are considering voting on the Equal Rights Amendment in an effort to ratify the amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Equal Rights Amendment proponents argue it is needed because women’s rights are not protected without it. But the truth is women’s rights are already protected by the Constitution, including the 14th and 19th Amendments, and federal and state laws.
The Equal Rights Amendment debate is yet another example of the left using the name “women’s rights” as a cover for an extreme, leftist agenda. It is being advanced in the name of the basic equality men and women already share, while opening the door for a radical agenda to be implemented through the courts without voter input.
Further, the ERA threatens existing legal protections for women. If interpreted broadly by judges, the ERA could affect a wide range of policies — such as whether women could be excluded from the draft, whether programs like WIC could be aimed at one sex, or whether restrooms and locker rooms in government buildings (such as public schools) could remain single sex.
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