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Seven Jewish and Protestant denominational leaders have joined together to petition Congress to retain the family planning services currently included in the Health Services Amendments of 1978, it was reported here by the Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights. These services include birth control and abortion counseling. The amendments (H.R. 12370) will soon be considered by the House. The Jewish leaders petitioning Congress are: Rabbi Balfour Brickner, director, Interreligious Activities, Union of American Hebrew Congregations; Simon Schwartz, president, United Synagogue of America; and Rabbi Benjamin Z. Kreitman, executive vice-president, United Synagogue of America.

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