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ERA / South Carolina #47808

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 22, 1977
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(Studio) ERA has another setback in SC; today is 5th anniversary of passage by Congress and 3 more states' ratification needed to make it part of Constitution.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Columbia, SC) Anti-ERA supporters gather at South Carolina capital as state senate begins public hearings. [National chairperson of ERA opposition Phyllis SCHLAFLY - says ERA would be dead today without massive federal spending and White House interference pushing amendment.] Pro-ERA forces hold small news conf.. with IN state senate Elden Tipton as main speaker and theme blaming Schlafly for delay on ERA passage. [TIPTON - says this is compliment to Schlafly.] Prospects for passage not good in SC; Florida to vote later in spring. Amendment must be ratified by 38 states by March 22, 1979.
REPORTER: Bill Wordham

Walters, Barbara;
Wordham, Bill

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