Phyllis Schlafly warns, 'It's do-or-die-for America'
May 7, 2015: The women credited – or blamed – by many in America for halting the Equal Rights Amendment in its tracks warned that this is another "do-or-die" moment for the nation.
Commentator and author Phyllis Schlafly – who since passed away on Sept. 5, 2016 – was described by US History as a "career woman" who came out of nowhere to organize – and finally defeat – the ERA proposed during the 1970s and 1980s.
"She heckled feminists by opening her speaking engagements with quips like, 'I'd like to thank my husband for letting me be here tonight,'" the report explained. And she warned of unwanted side effects like women being drafted, a loss of protective laws against sexual assault, and alimony, as well as suggesting "that single-sex restrooms would be banished by future courts."
This, she said in 2015, is another such moment.
"It is do-or-die for America," Schlafly said of the then-developing battle over mass amnesty for millions of illegal aliens in the country.
"Once you have one amnesty, people are lining up for the next one. It doesn't stop or end anything. I think there are people who simply want to break up this country," she said.
She said the critical time is coming when America will have to decide on open borders, amnesty, cheap labor and more, including its own future.
Abortion bracelet as Mother's Day gift
May 7, 2005: A gift promoting abortion might be the last thing someone searching for a Mother's Day present might have in mind, but the National Organization for Women offered jewelry that does just that.
The sale prompted some negative reaction, including comments from Kimberly Fletcher, the founder and president of Homemakers for America.
"Imagine going to mom and saying, 'Happy Mother's Day, mom. Thanks for giving life. Here's your Keep Abortion Alive bracelet.' NOW is seriously out of touch with the mothers of America," Fletcher said. "I think I'll stick with flowers."