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American Agenda (Economy: Sex Discrimination: Fetal Protection Policies) #120066

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 14, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Bennington, VT: Kathleen deLaski) Issue of sex discrimination in which fertile women are prohibited from holding certain factory jobs featured; details given of industry's "fetal protection policies." [American Cyanamid worker Betty RIGGS - says she was forced to choose between losing job or being sterilized and now regrets her decision.] Recent court decision upholding legality of fetal protection policies noted; photos shown. [Johnson Controls, Incorporated, worker Virginia GREEN - comments.] [Reproductive Toxicology Center's Dr. Anthony SCIALLI - says it is not a discrimination situation.] [UAW representative Joanne LEARD - says policy carries over to other jobs.] [ACLU's Joan BERTIN - comments on policy.]

Jennings, Peter;
deLaski, Kathleen

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