Somehow the dead Equal Rights Amendment has been resurrected. It was a bad bill when it was first passed in 1972, and it is still a bad bill. Since 1972, women have gained the rights that the bill originally enumerated. Despite claims to the contrary, women have achieved equal pay. Career paths for women have very few limitations. So, is the bill necessary and what would be the impact of the bill?
In January, The Daily Signal posted an article about four consequences of the bill if it were to pass and be approved by the states.
The article lists four potential consequences:
1. Women Must Sign Up for the Draft
2. Disallow Same-Sex Bathrooms
3. End the Use of Women-Only Shelters
4. Government Funding of Abortion
Please follow the link to the article for a detailed explanation of each item.
There is no way any of these items make women more equal. In fact, I would argue that all of them make women less safe and more vulnerable to sexual assault and long term medical problems. This Equal Rights Amendment needs to remain dead–it does nothing to help women–it simply uses women as a cloak to advance a progressive agenda that will ultimately harm women.