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Oct 24, 2012 13:20
Category: Religious News

Massachusetts Senate

BOSTON (AP) — As he seeks re-election, U.S. Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts is trying to appeal to Catholic voters.

Brown says his support for an amendment that would allow employers and insurers to refuse coverage for services they say violate their moral convictions is designed to protect Catholics and other people of faith.

Among those services is contraception coverage, required by the 2010 Affordable Care Act but opposed by the Catholic Church. The law exempts churches but includes religious-affiliated organizations like colleges or hospitals.

Brown's Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren has said the amendment has nothing to do with religious freedom, but is instead an attempt to limit health care options for women.