Israeli Cabinet Members Study Proposals for Increasing Birth Rate

Proposals for increasing Israel’s birth rate were forwarded by the Cabinet today to a special committee for study. The proposals which were submitted to the Cabinet by the Government statistician, Prof. R. Baki, call for financial help for families with numerous offspring and other aid, especially in the areas of education and housing.

The committee, headed by Minister of Justice Y. Shapiro, includes the Minister of Health, Israel Barzalai; the Minister of Religious Affairs, Dr. Zerah Warhaftig; and Israel Galilee, Minister without portfolio. The group is to report its findings to the Cabinet within a month.

Also on the Cabinet’s agenda are proposals for legislation against abortion.

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