Phyllis Schlafly, Conservative Activist And Radio Commentator, Dies At 92
September 6, 2016 at 3:44 AM (PT)
PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY, the conservative activist best known as the leader of the battle against the Equal Rights Amendment and the founder of the EAGLE FORUM, died MONDAY (9/5) at 92.
SCHLAFLY, who remained at the helm of EAGLE FORUM, the social-conservative advocacy group, until her passing, hosted a daily three-minute radio commentary since 1983 and also hosted the "EAGLE FORUM LIVE" weekly show for 26 years; earlier, she did commentary for CBS RADIO's "SPECTRUM" (1973-78) and WBBM-A/CHICAGO (1973-75) and hosted a 15-minute show for ILLINOIS DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION in the 1960s. She was also an attorney and authored 27 books and a monthly newsletter.
EAGLE FORUM issued a statement on SCHLAFLY's death, calling SCHLAFLY "an iconic American leader whose love for AMERICAN was surpassed only by her love of God and her family.... 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. Her joy in life was evident to all through her smile and wit."