Today conservatives all over the country are mourning the passing of one our greatest conservative activists, Phyllis Schlafly. Ed, Martin, Eagle Forum President sent out the following statement, this afternoon.
Dear Friend of Phyllis,
This afternoon, the great Phyllis Schlafly passed away with her family at her side.
She loved her family and her work and all of us. And she loved America. We will miss her but she gave us a lot of work to do. She was proud of us – and loved you.
I hope you will join me in prayer to the Lord in thanksgiving for her life. And please join me in prayer for her family.
Phyllis is with her Lord now and with her beloved husband Fred. Rest in peace, dear Phyllis.
Arrangements for her funeral are pending. Her family will be in touch to let us know soon. We will let you know then.
Please see the statement below my signature that will go out to the press in a few minutes. I thought you would like to see it first.
Thanks for all you did for Phyllis and for all of us. Keep up your good work.
All the best.
This statement was released via the Eagle Forum website:
Today, Phyllis Schlafly passed away in the presence of her family at her home in St. Louis, Missouri.
An iconic American leader whose love for America was surpassed only by her love of God and her family, Phyllis Schlafly, an indomitable pro-family grassroots advocate and organizer, was 92 years old. Mrs. Schlafly was preceded in death by her beloved husband Fred and is survived by six children along with 16 grand and 3 great grandchildren.
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.
Her joy in life was evident to all through her smile and wit. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Fox News outlined her accomplishments throughout her activist career.
Phyllis Schlafly, the iconic, pro-family activist who rose to fame in the 1970s when she campaigned against the Equal Rights Amendment, has died at age 92, according to the Eagle Forum, the conservative organization she founded.
Schlafly had been activist since the early Cold War era, but gained national prominence by leading traditional-religious women in the movement against the Equal Rights Amendment. President Reagan praised her campaign against ERA as “brilliant” and called Schalfly “an example to all those who would struggle for an America that is prosperous and free.”
She went on to become one of the most influential pro-family activists in the 1980s and 1990s, and her support was courted by all GOP presidential candidates. She authored 27 books and thousands of articles.
In a statement posted on its website Monday afternoon, the Eagle Forum said Schlafly died at her home in St. Louis surrounded by family members.
“Her focus from her earliest days until her final ones was protecting the family, which she understood as the building block of life,” read the statement. “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 is survived by six children, 16 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.