Scott Brown: Ted Kennedy Backed Birth-Control Exemption

Thursday, 23 Feb 2012 04:24 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Republican Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown has been quick to invoke the legacy of the late Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy in the fight over whether to exempt religiously affiliated institutions from mandated birth control coverage.

Brown, who famously won the 2010 special election to succeed Kennedy by declaring his office "the people's seat," said Kennedy's efforts to exempt Catholic doctors, nurses and hospitals from medical procedures that violate their religious teachings mirrors his own efforts.

Brown has backed an amendment giving employers and insurers broad moral and religious exemptions in health coverage.

Democrats in Massachusetts, including Brown's chief rival, consumer advocate and Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren, are crying foul.

They say that while Kennedy was interested in protecting the rights of individuals, Brown is interested in protecting employers and health insurers.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Journalist Says Body Was 'At War' With Ebola

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 15:43 PM

Ashoka Mukpo knew he really was in trouble when he saw the people treating him in full suits and hoods.The American vide . . .

Returning Ebola Health Workers to Get Paid Leave at Hospital

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 15:14 PM

Employees returning from the West African countries hit hardest by Ebola will get a 21-day paid furlough from New York-P . . .

Newt Gingrich: Houston Pastor Subpoenas Part of a 'Radical Agenda'

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 13:07 PM

Houston Mayor Annise Parker's decision to issue subpoenas for sermons from the city's Christian pastors was for much la . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved