This week brings amazing news for all those of us who care about equality under law and the ERA. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled what we have been contending all along: the Equal Rights Amendment provides the American Woman with the right to her own bodily autonomy.
THANK YOU, PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT FOR THE BEST GALENTINE’S GIFT EVER!
In an opinion by Justice Christine Donohue, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court agreed: “To treat a woman differently based on a characteristic unique to her sex,” Donohue explained, “is to treat her differently because of her sex, which triggers enforcement of our Equal Rights Amendment.” The ability to become pregnant and obtain an abortion is “unique to one sex.” By definition, then, any abortion restriction “withholds or diminishes the scope” of women’s rights, allowing them less freedom to make medical decisions than men. And so, under the equal rights amendment, these restrictions are unconstitutional unless the state can prove that they are narrowly tailored to promote a compelling government interest.”
In celebration of our imminent victory, EQUAL MEANS EQUAL is teaming up with the Feminist Uprising and Vote Equality for a very special Galentine’s Day campaign to send our leaders in government love letters for the ERA!
The toolkit is available right now and includes graphics, printables, instructions, and more to send your representatives and candidates in support of the immediate publication of the Equal Rights Amendment.
TWO WAYS TO GET THE KIT:
Finally, we want to thank the wonderful men who stepped up and donated to our
Male Allies Campaign.
MIGUEL de CAMPOS
Thank you, we love you, we appreciate you. With your help we are going to win equality for all of us this year. That’s a promise.
With love and gratitude,
Kamala, Natalie, Alice, Joel, Roberto, Tom, Rob, Shannon and the entire EME Team