The USCCB and other opponents voiced concerns that the language could be used to claim a constitutional right to an abortion or could be used to infringe on religious liberty.
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The bishops, citing possible threats to religious freedom as well as a likelihood that the amendment would be used to strike down pro-life laws and promote public funding for abortion, ask lawmakers to ‘prioritize meaningful solutions for women in need and for their children.’
The U.S. bishops’ conference (USCCB) has opposed the measure, arguing it could be interpreted to allow taxpayer-funded of abortion and overturn abortion restrictions.
COMMENTARY: For nearly 50 years, the Equal Rights Amendment has been scrutinized and firmly rejected for one simple reason: It’s not about equal rights for women — and pretending otherwise will never make it so.
Keep an eye on what happens in Richmond during this session of the General Assembly.