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April 9, 2007

Congressional liberals have re-introduced the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) but this time they're calling it by a different name — the Women's Equality Amendment (H.J. Res. 40 and S.J. Res. 10).

In 1972, Congress voted to send the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to the states for ratification. Knowing that the ERA would permanently enshrine the right to abortion in the Constitution, require 18-year-old girls to register for Selective Service, force states to allow homosexuals to marry, and change for the worse the family codes of every state in the Union, Phyllis Schlafly, president of Eagle Forum and national chairman of the Republican National Coalition for Life, led a 10 year fight to defeat the ERA. She, and we, won and the Amendment failed.

Now that the liberal Democrats are back in power, they have introduced it again.

An analysis by the National Right to Life Committee sent on March 29, 2007, says this: "Leading pro-abortion groups-including NARAL, the ACLU and Planned Parenthood-have strongly urged state courts to construe state ERAs to require tax-funded abortion on demand, and state ERAs have been so construed in New Mexico and Connecticut.

"The proposed federal amendment is very similar to the language of the ERA which New Mexico added to its state constitution in 1973, which says, 'Equality of rights under law shall not be denied on account of the sex of any person.' On November 25, 1998, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled 5-0 that such language prohibits the state from restricting abortion differently from 'medically necessary procedures' sought by men, and the court ordered the state to pay for elective abortions under the state's Medicaid program."

The bottom line is this — if you support the ERA you support abortion and oppose the ability of states to restrict or regulate it, to stop taxpayer funding, or to make it illegal.

Most of the sponsors of the new ERA are Democrats. But there are a few Republicans among them. They are all pro-abortion (Shays, Castle, Biggert, Kirk, Latham, Ramstad, Frelinghuysen, LoBiondo and Pryce). http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c110:H.J.RES.40.IH

In an interview with CNN, the former New York City mayor told White House Correspondent Dana Bash that his prior position in favor of abortions paid for with public funds wouldn't change if he's elected president.

Bash referenced a 1989 interview in which Giuliani said, "There must be public funding for abortions for poor women." In the same interview he disagreed with a veto by former President George Bush of a measure that would have paid for abortions with tax dollars. Asked if he would have the same position as president, Giuliani said he "probably" would. "I mean, I have to re-examine all of those issues and exactly what was at stake then-that was a long time ago," he explained. "Ultimately, [abortion] is a constitutional right, and therefore if it is a constitutional right ultimately, even if you do it on a state-by-state basis, you have to make sure that people are protected."

Asked again if he supported "taxpayer money or public funding for abortions," Giuliani said yes. "If it would deprive someone of a constitutional right, yes, if that's the status of the law, then I would, yes," he said.

"I'm in the same position now that I was 12 years ago when I ran for mayor-as mayor, which is, personally opposed to abortion, don't like it, hate it, would advise that woman to have an adoption rather than abortion, hope to find the money for it," he said. "But, it is your choice, an individual right. You get to make that choice." (LIFENEWS.COM, 4/4/07)

The head of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, Richard Land, has said if the 2008 presidential election boils down to Hillary Clinton vs. Rudy Giuliani, he couldn't vote for either of them. He would simply not vote in the presidential race but cast votes in the other races on the ballot. (eyeon08.com) Now that's a consistent position!

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