Abortion, Equal Rights, and Robert's Rule of Order

Kilpatrick, James Jackson
December 1977
National Review;12/23/1977, Vol. 29 Issue 50, p1481
This article focuses on the National Women's Conference that was held in Houston, Texas on November 18, 1977. About thirty thousand women delegates attended the conference. All the delegates were keenly interested in the issue of women's rights. The main objective of the conference was to promote ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). One resolution called for three more American states to ratify the ERA. Another resolution dealt positively with abortion. Another resolution opposed discrimination against lesbians.


Related Articles

  • Protestants Back ERA.  // Advocate;11/15/79, Issue 280, p11 

    Reports on the support extended to the Equal Rights Amendment and the ordination of women by the American Baptist Churches in the United States and the Reformed Church in America at their national conventions.

  • WisCon 22 and the Secret Feminist Cabal. Clemente, William // Femspec;1999, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p110 

    Information about several papers discussed at the conference, entitled "Wiscon: Home of the Feminist Cabal", sponsored by Wiscon regarding feminism is presented. The conference is considered as premiere gathering of feminist community. It was participated by Suzy Mckee Charnas, Joan Vinge,...

  • Feminism and Feminisms: Electoral Feminism. Ireland, Patricia // Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History;1998, p207 

    The article explores the evolution of electoral feminism. In the early years after its founding in 1966, the National Organization for Women challenged men in power through court cases, protests, and legislative work on issues such as job discrimination, the Equal Rights Amendment, and abortion...

  • A New Front in the War on Women's Rights. Stanton, Susan // National NOW Times;Spring2008, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p9 

    The article reports the proposal of five states such as South Dakota, California, Oregon, Montana, and Colorado in making abortion illegal that will be included in the November 2008 state ballots. South Dakota filed a new initiative for 2008 that would like to ban abortion except for rape,...

  • Amending the Constitution.  // World Almanac & Book of Facts;2001, p40 

    Presents historical information on amendments made in the United States Constitution regarding equal rights between men and women. How Wyoming was the first state to pass a woman's suffrage law; Approval of the Equal Rights Amendment by the U.S. Senate.

  • Women's rights 150 years later. Feldmann, Linda // Christian Science Monitor;3/9/98, Vol. 90 Issue 70, p1 

    Focuses on women's rights in the United States in 1998, 150 years after Elizabeth Cady Stanton held the first women's rights meeting. What women have been successful in attaining for rights since 1848; Continuing efforts to achieve equality through equal rights amendments; What many women feel...

  • "We Can't Afford to Lose by Default". Fleener, Marilyn // Advocate;4/6/77, Issue 213, p14 

    Reports on the opposition against equal rights amendments (ERA) in the U.S. Groups spearheading the anti-ERA drive; Claims of ERA opponents; Importance of ERA to women and gays.

  • E.R.A.: More clout for women's right. Williams, Deborah // American Bar Association Journal;Jun77, Vol. 63 Issue 6, p776 

    Reports on the Equal Rights Amendment legislation in the U.S. in 1977. Extension of legal rights granted to women by the 19th Amendment in 1920 and by Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act; Examples of oppressive practices towards women that will be eliminated by the amendment.

  • Dispatch: ERA FUTURE CLOUDY. Pred, Elenore G. // Advocate;4/19/78, Issue 239, p10 

    Reports on the announcement made by Midge Costanza, aide to U.S. President Jimmy Carter on the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment at a meeting of the International Women's Year Commission as of April 1978. Views of Costanza on the meetings held by National Gay Task Force with the White House...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics