Bonnie Bellow interviews Meg Katz of "Stop E.R.A.", one of the groups opposed to the passage of New York's Equal Rights Amendment. Katz details how she thinks an amendment would hurt women, make them responsible for their husband's mistakes and not give them legal backup if they need it. She names groups that she believes have funded the pro-E.R.A. movement. Passage of the E.R.A. will benefit "big business" by taking away legal protections for women's labor. Women have their legal protections and work rights now. Don't need to change the State Constitution, need legislation to correct any problems. The ERA will break up a family. NOW women shout they will restructure society, we don't need the family restructured. Children need fathers and mothers and their training. [please see label for more information] Very lively discussion.
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