Democrats intent on bypassing the committee process and the rules in the General Assembly failed to get the votes they needed to pass the ERA in the state of Virginia.
The way the ERA is interpreted in states where it has passed (such as New Mexico), groups like Planned Parenthood have pushed successfully for taxpayer funding of abortions and the reversal of protective laws such as parental notification laws for minor daughters.
There is a very real fear that this would also happen in Virginia. In addition, as I mentioned in yesterday’s post, passage in Virginia would set off a tidal wave of court challenges and rulings regarding ratification of the amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
With every member of the General Assembly up for reelection this fall, it is imperative that pro-life members be re-elected.