Nation: Indictment

Anger over Abzug firing

Jimmy Carter campaigned as the man who wanted to do for women's rights what Lyndon Johnson had done for civil rights. He proudly appointed women to one-fifth of the top Government jobs —"more than any previous President." Yet last week most leaders of the women's movement were angrily questioning Carter's commitment to women's equality.

"What happened was an indictment of all women," said National Republican Chair Mary Crisp.

"They seriously misjudged the depth of the women's movement," said Ellie Smeal, president of the National Organization for Women.

"This is symbolic of...

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