Pro-Life Movement Loses Hero, Phyllis Schlafly
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 6, 2016
|CONTACT: Brendan Bradley
Shirley & Banister Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, pro-life hero, cultural conservative activist and icon Phyllis Schlafly died at her home in St. Louis, according to a spokesman for the Eagle Forum political group she founded.
“Today the pro-life movement lost a hero, Phyllis Schlafly,” said Tom McClusky, vice president of government affairs for the March For Life Education & Defense Fund. “Mrs. Schlafly not only helped the Republican Party become pro-life in the 1980s, but spent the remainder of her life ensuring it remained so. I was honored to be trained to work on the platform under Phyllis’ wing and was able to witness first-hand how she fought to maintain its pro-life status. It is fitting that the current platform has the strongest pro-life policies ever.”
Many Americans learned of Mrs. Schlafly through her almost single-handed defeat of the misnamed Equal Rights Amendment, which would have given abortion a more settled right in the U.S. Constitution as opposed to where it still stands today, on a decision of judicial activism.
“Phyllis Schlafly made a life defending the values of the country she loved so much,” said McClusky. “We are a better nation thanks to the work of Phyllis Schlafly – she was a role model for conservatives of all ages and stripes. We are praying for her family.”
For more information, or to schedule an interview with Mr. McClusky, please contact Brendan Bradley at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 739-5920.