'Equality' Amendment

PUBLISHED: 4:44 PM 1 Jun 2018

Illinois Ratifies Abortion ‘Equality’ Amendment, Only One State Required To Overturn National Pro-Life Laws

If the amendment is implemented, it would nullify virtually all pro-life laws.

Illinois became the 37th state to ratify an 'equality' amendment to hinder the pro-life movement.

The pro-life movement has made significant advances in preventing unborn babies from being murdered. While abortion is not completely legal nor illegal on a national level, the controversy is arguably a states’ rights issue and is still murder no matter how it is justified.

However, in the democratic attempt to prove that the value of life ends at conception, they have continued to abandon the unborn through recently supported legislation. Thankfully, individual states are permitted to mandate their own abortion laws. However, Illinois just became the 37th state to ratify implementing the Equal Rights Amendment. This is especially frightening given that if just one more state approves this sneaky amendment, it will be included in the U.S. Constitution, thus nullifying even the most basic laws that protect the right to life.

Not for the first time, liberals are seeking to pass ridiculous legislation on the basis of supposed ‘equality.’ If passed by the majority of states, the Equal Rights Amendment would do just that “to guarantee equal rights for all citizens no matter what their sex is.”

According to the amendment’s provisions, this would extend abortion as a women’s ‘right.’

On Wednesday, Illinois passed to ratify the amendment in its state House in a 72-45 vote, making it the second to last state needed to amend this part of the Constitution.

Despite the act being considered one that addresses equality, it protects the opposite for the unborn. The deadly amendment would overturn “modest, common-sense laws such as parental consent for minors…as could the gruesome partial-birth abortion method.”

Of course, pro-abortion organizations see the value in passing this amendment into federal law as “every organization that supports abortion in the United States also supports ratification of the ERA,” according to the national director of Priests for Life, Father Frank Pavone.

This is a truly frightening possibility for the country’s future if it becomes a place where abortion is universally accepted even in minors and for nearly developed babies.

Thankfully, there is a legal technicality that stands with the pro-life movement even if one more state moves to ratify the amendment and that is that the original deadline to do so was in 1982.

However, those in support of the ERA claim that a “1992 ratification of the 1789 ‘Madison Amendment’” would allow such a change to be made.

Yet more importantly, the proposed federal law would be an extreme violation of the Hyde Amendment “which prohibits taxpayer funding of abortions in Medicaid and all state restrictions prohibiting tax-funded abortions. Likewise, it would nullify any federal or state restrictions on partial-birth abortions or third-trimester abortions.”

It is unreal that liberals actually believe that they will be able to pass abortion laws as ‘equal rights’ legislation.

Even more outlandish, for a political party that has an apparent hatred for the U.S. Constitution, democrats are quick to stand behind the ERA, claiming that upon its drafting that “it was needed to give women equal standing in the nation’s founding development.”

However, how this relates to killing one’s unborn child is baffling. Yet liberals are attempting to pass off abortion rights as an equality issue since abortion procedures are only ever required of or requested by women.

Since it was initially proposed, pro-life advocates have rightfully noted that this amendment has an abortion agenda.

Democratic support proved this further when they weighed in with their opinions regarding the proposition.

Illinois Representative Stephanie Kifowit made a disgusting statement regarding the legislation, saying, “I am appalled and embarrassed that the state of Illinois has not done this earlier,” and that she is “proud to support not only the women that this will help, that this will send a message to, but I am also here to be a role model for my daughter.”

Apparently in the leftist world, advocating for baby killing is admirable.

Yet, of course, this would not be a true liberal argument if race were not somehow brought into the equation.

Democratic Representative, Mary Flowers, noted that “when the women finally got their right to vote, black women did not get our rights.”

However, the abortion industry frequently targets minorities in poverty-stricken areas. If anything, an ‘equality’ move in the form of this amendment would only result in fetuses of minority races not living until their full term in the womb.

Thankfully, unless one more state ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment, it will not be considered into law. Unfortunately, however, democrats are still fighting for it with some saying that implementing such “is more important than ever in the era of President Donald Trump.”

Translated from liberal language, this acknowledges that the pro-life movement is more ready than ever to fight for the right to life and is honored to have a president with such values on its side.