Phyllis Schlafly at the YAF event at Ronald Reagan’s ranch in 2011.
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Phyllis Schlafly at the YAF event at Ronald Reagan's ranch in 2011.
Phyllis Schlafly at the YAF event at Ronald Reagan’s ranch in 2011.
Photo credit: Eagle Forum

Phyllis Schlafly today died in her home in St. Louis, MO with family present Eagle Forum, the organization she founded in 1972, confirmed. She was 92 years old.

Born on August 15, 1924 in St. Louis, MO. Schlafly has been a conservative icon since the 1960 starting with the publication of her best-selling 1964 book, A Choice Not An EchoShe was a leader in the pro-life movement since 1972 when starting Eagle Forum. One of the more noteworthy aspects to what will be her legacy was a victory after a 10-year battle against the Equal Rights Amendment. She was named one of the 100 most important women of the 20th century by the Ladies’ Home Journal.

Schlafly was the author or editor of 27 books such as The Power of the Positive WomanFeminist Fantasies, The Supremacists: The Tyranny of Judges and How to Stop ItNo Higher Power: Obama’s War on Religious FreedomChild Abuse in the Classroom and Who Will Rock the Cradle?.

Schlafly was a lawyer and was appointed to the Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution, by President Reagan where she served from 1985 to 1991. She has testified before more than 50 Congressional and State Legislative committees on constitutional, national defense, and family issues.

Schlafly graduated as a Phi Beta Kappa from Washington University. She later received her J.D. from Washington University Law School, and received a Master’s degree in Political Science from Harvard University. In 2008 Washington University/St. Louis awarded Phyllis an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.

Schlafly was preceded in death by her husband Fred and is survived by six children along with 16 grand and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are still pending.

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