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Reform Rabbis Endorse Government Aid on Birth Control

The Central Conference of American Rabbis expressed support yesterday for Government programs to make birth control information available to all persons seeking it.

Commenting on a charge Monday by Catholic bishops that the Government was using “coercion” to promote birth control in connection with anti-poverty programs, Rabbi Jacob J. Weinstein, president of the Reform rabbinical group, said here that such information from the Government and welfare agencies was needed to stem the “crisis” of the world’s population growth.

Asserting that the CCAR believed that “the Government has the right and obligation to make access to planned parenthood information available to all who seek it,” he said “We see no coercion in Government and welfare agencies providing such information.”

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