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Campaign `80 / Republican Platform #66931

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 09, 1980
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(Studio) Possibility of Republican party's positions on ERA and abortion leading to Ronald Reagan's defeat in November noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Entire platform committee said rejecting language supporting ERA; history of such support in Republican party platforms for past 40 years cited.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Detroit, Michigan) Outgoing speech by Republican national committee co-chairperson Mary Crisp examined. [CRISP - says the party is suffering from internal sickness re: rights for women.) Crisp noted stripped of convention role in June memo from chairperson Bill Brock. [CRISP - says recent actions could cause party's defeat.] Response to her speech detailed. [BROCK - comments.] Party leaders' concern over conservatives said acknowledged off the record.
REPORTER: Susan King

(Detroit) John Leopold's efforts to pass ERA in full platform committee meeting outlined. [Representative Margaret HECKLER - notes equal rights can't be attained without ERA.] Substitute amendment, offered by Guy Farley, Junior, quoted on screen. [Glenda MATTOON - supports anti-ERA stand.] Final vote, pushed by Reagan forces, explained.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur

(Los Angeles, California) [REAGAN - comments on his position on ERA, Mary Crisp.] Reagan and staff said discussing vice president choice today.
REPORTER: John North

(Studio) Republican platform committee reported voting to support constitutional amendment banning abortion.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Studio) League of Women Voters' announcement with regard to president and vice president debates this fall reported; question of John Anderson's participation said not considered. Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reporter(s):
King, Susan;
North, John;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max;
Vanocur, Sander
Duration:
00:05:40

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