Phyllis Schlafly, founder of the Eagle Forum, celebrated her 88th birthday this week without missing a beat in impacting the conservative movement. She is reflecting on some milestones.
"Well, one of the major accomplishments is certainly defeating the Equal Rights Amendment," she notes. "If that had been ratified, we would have had same-sex marriage 25 years ago, because the word used in that amendment was 'sex,' not women, and said you couldn't discriminate on account of sex. It's just that simple."
Another significant accomplishment was bringing the Republican Party's attention to life issues.