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Ranking Member Graham: Equal Rights Amendment “Would Lead To Chaos”

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today gave remarks in opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).

  • GRAHAM: “Why would this amendment be so soundly rejected? Because this amendment would lead to chaos.”
  • GRAHAM: “This amendment would punish women who are trying to play sports fairly. This amendment would give the court the ability to strike down every pro-life measure passed by the states.”
  • GRAHAM: “The people who are pushing politically to pass this are hanging their hat on if it became law, every pro-life measure in this country would fall…So if there is a law in a state, pick a state, that says a biological male cannot compete against females, would that law be subject to being struck down if the ERA was passed?”
  • GRAHAM: “Most Americans would be really upset to have a constitutional amendment that would do the things we are talking about mandate abortion on demand up to the moment of birth. That’s what it would do and the people pushing it  that’s what they want.”
  • GRAHAM: “I think a majority of Senators do not want a constitutional amendment that requires abortion on demand up to the moment of birth. I think most members of the House and most members of the Senate would be offended by a law, a constitutional amendment, mandating that biological males can take over girls sports. That’s why this amendment would fail so miserably.”