Last updated on: 10/18/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Concerned Women for America (CWA) Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“Active in lawsuits, legislatures, the media and academia, the ACLU certainly is working to ‘defend rights.’ The inconsistency of its record, however, raises the question of just whose liberties they are working to preserve. An examination of the ACLU’s involvement in and comments about individual rights reveals that it may not be working to defend ‘every person in this country.’ Becoming a ‘card-carrying member of the ACLU’ may make you a member of the world’s largest organization for hypocrites.

…Although the ACLU lobbies Congress and state legislatures, its accomplishments derive chiefly from judges who share the ACLU’s view of the Constitution as a ‘living document’-more accurately described as the ‘Gumby’ version. Only a constitution that can be stretched, twisted and tied in knots could support most of the causes advocated by the ACLU.”

www.cwfa.org, Sep. 2, 2004

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Other
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“We are the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with a rich 28-year history of helping our members across the country bring Biblical principles into all levels of public policy.”

“About CWA,” www.cwfa.org (accessed Oct. 11, 2007)

Mission:

“The mission of CWA is to protect and promote Biblical values among all citizens – first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society – thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation.”

“About CWA,” www.cwfa.org (accessed Oct. 11, 2007)

Other:
Public policy advocacy organization
Quoted in:
  1. Does the Hyde Amendment, Prohibiting the Use of Federal Funds for Abortions and Allowing Health Care Professionals to Refuse to Perform Abortions, Conflict with Women's Reproductive Rights?
  2. Do School Vouchers Violate the Prohibition on Government Funding of Religion by Making Public Money Available to Private Religious Schools?
  3. Does Abstinence-Only Education Work?
  4. Should Health Care Workers Be Required to Offer Emergency Contraceptives (aka Plan B or the "Morning After Pill") to Victims of Sexual Assault?
  5. Do Hate Crime Laws Often Violate the Right to Free Speech?
  6. Do Mandatory Parental Involvement Laws Infringe on Minors' Rights and Endanger Their Health?
  7. Would Amending the US Constitution to Allow for a Moment of Silence or Voluntary Prayer in Public School Undermine the First Amendment?