On Monday, September 5th, the conservative movement lost a fearless advocate and absolutely incredible woman, Phyllis Schlafly. She was 92. According to a statement from the organization she ran to her final day, she passed away in St. Louis with her family by her side.

Phyllis Schlafly rose to national prominence for her role in the Stop ERA movement of the 1960s. In the more than 70 years that she was active in politics and the political world, she worked as a constitutional lawyer, an author, a public speaker, and the president of the Eagle Forum, a conservative interest group that helped to keep the Republican Party on platform and was crucial in fighting for family across the country.

She is the author of many books, including A Choice Not an Echo, Who Killed the American Family?, No Higher Power: Obama’s War on Religious Freedom, Feminist Fantasies, Pornography’s Victims, The Power of the Positive Woman, and more. Her latest book, The Conservative Case for Trump, is set to be published on September 6th, 2016.

Eagle Forum’s president Ed Martin truly summed up Phyllis’s remarkable life when he wrote,

Phyllis Schlafly spent an astounding 70 years in public service of her fellow Americans. Her focus from her earliest days until her final ones was protecting the family, which she understood as the building block of life.  She recognized America as the greatest political embodiment of those values.  From military superiority and defense to immigration and trade; from unborn life to the nuclear family and parenthood, Phyllis Schlafly was a courageous and articulate voice for common sense and traditional values.  She authored 27 books and thousands of articles.  She spoke tens of thousands of times across the United States.”

Phyllis Schlafly was an icon of the conservative movement and her presence will be missed greatly as we dive further into this turbulent election year. She is gone, but so much of what she has fought for lives on in the conservative movement.

Aryssa D
FFL Cabinet Member