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Feminist opponent Schalfly loves GOP platform

Thu, 30 Aug 2012 09:44:29 CDT
By: IPR's Amanda Vinicky

Feminist opponent Schalfly loves GOP platform
Prominent conservative and founder of the Eagle Forum, Phyllis Schlafly, says the platform Republicans adopted this week may be the party's best one yet. Schlafly is part of Missouri's delegation to the Republican National Convention. From the RNC in Tampa, IPR's Amanda Vinicky reports.

   

Schlafly is best known for opposition to feminism and her fight against the Equal Rights Amendment. Now 88 years old, she's still politically active. She helped draft the GOP's new platform, and she says it's "excellent."

"Well it's strong on the marriage amendment, of course the platform has always been for traditional marriage, but it's very good this year, a little bit stronger."

She says that contrasts with the platform Democrats are expected to adopt, that supports gay marriage.

"And I'm particularly happy that it's strong on military superiority because I believe that we need to be the strongest in the world, not only to secure ourselves but for the peace of the world."

And in response to critics of the platform's stance against abortion that does not allow exceptions for cases of rape or incest.

"And it just respects the fundamental, individual right of the unborn baby. That's all there is to it. It's been the same way for all these years. I don't understand why anybody thinks it's controversial.'

Schlafly says the GOP's respect for the rights of the unborn is a plank the party has run on, and won on.

   

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