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Equal Rights Amendment #24775

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 07, 1973
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(Studio) Ratification by states of equal rights amendment passed by Congress not going well. Virginia and Missouri turn down equal rights.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(No location given) Arkansas, Virginia, Utah and Missouri have defeated equal rights amendment. 25 states have passed it. 21 states pending. In Missouri, amendment expected to pass easily until organizations against it form. [Child psychologist Harriet YECKEL - says American culture feels women second class citizens.] [Stop ERA movement spokesperson Phyllis SCHLAFLY - says if ERA passes women will lose legal right to be housewives.] [Judiciary Committee chairperson Senator Maurice SCHECHTER - says voted against amendment because felt it damaging to women.] [ERA sponsor Senator Raymond HOWARD - points out Judiciary Committee all male. Feels little argument needed to convince them to oppose ERA.]
REPORTER: Ron Miller

(Studio) Minnesota, Oregon and Vermont vote on ERA this week
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Miller, Ron;
Smith, Howard K.

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