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Indeed, despite threatened walkouts, protests and demonstration opposing Washington University's plan to honor Phyllis Schlafly, the presentation took place as scheduled Friday.  After raising six children, Mrs. Schlafly returned to college and earned  a J.D. 34 years after receiving her B.A.  She was awarded a Doctorate in Humane Letters this week.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Eagle Forum's Schlafly Awarded Honorary Doctorate

Phyllis Schlafly, president and founder of the national pro-family organization Eagle Forum, will receive an honorary degree today from her alma mater, Washington University in St. Louis. Schlafly is best known as America's most articulate and successful opponent of the radical feminist movement by leading the crusade against the Equal Rights Amendment from 1972 to 1982. She is the author of 20 books, including her 1964 best-selling publication, A Choice Not an Echo, and she has been widely credited for igniting the conservative movement that eventually led to Ronald Reagan's landslide victory in 1980. Phyllis, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Washington University, having received her B.A. in Political Science in 1944 and her J.D. in 1978, will receive a Doctorate of Humane Letters.

The IFRL is the largest grassroots pro-life organization in Illinois. A non-profit organization, that serves as the state coordinating body for local pro-life chapters representing thousands of Illinois citizens working to restore respect for all human life in our society. The IFRL is composed of people of different political persuasions, various faiths and diverse economic, social and ethnic backgrounds. Since 1973 the Illinois Federation for Right to Life has been working to end abortion and restore legal protection to those members of the human family who are threatened by abortion, infanticide and euthanasia. Diverse though we are, we hold one common belief - that every human being has an inalienable right to life that is precious and must be protected. IFRL is dedicated to restoring the right to life to the unborn, and protection for the disabled and the elderly.   Click here to learn more about the IFRL.