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Republicans Are Unprotected On Contraception

• Jonathan Alter
 Instead of running away from Santorum, many Republicans are running toward him -- once again, failing to get the memo on when to stop. Senator Scott Brown co-sponsored a bill this week with Senator Roy Blunt that would let any employer with a 'moral conviction' (a term left undefined in the legislation) deny access to any health service, including contraception, they personally oppose. This weapon is aimed at Obamacare, but it will probably boomerang on Brown, who is locked in a tight re- election campaign in Massachusetts against Elizabeth Warren. The culture wars are over, and the Republicans lost.