The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) has been unsuccessfully pushed at the Federal level for years. Our state ratified it in 1975 – 45 years ago – when things for women were very different. Senate Concurrent Resolution 4010 would tell Congress that North Dakota officially regards our 1975 ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment as expired.
Why would we want to do that? Don’t we support equal rights for men and women? Absolutely we do! However, there are a host of pro-life and pro-family dangers that would come about with passage of the ERA. The most significant threat is that it would allow nationwide taxpayer-funded abortions with almost no restrictions.
We need SCR4010 to pass, so that DC knows we no longer support this Amendment to the Constitution that would harm unborn children.
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