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Campaign Notebook: McMahon's Stance on Emergency Contraceptives Questioned

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

Senate 

Linda McMahon (R): The candidate’s opposition to having the government force religious hospitals to issue emergency contraception for rape victims has, according to Talking Points Memo, lead “pro-choice advocates in the Nutmeg State to further question her abortion rights credentials.”

McMahon talked about the issue with the Hartford Courant editorial board last week.

Chris Murphy (D) attended a debate viewing party on Tuesday with the Norwalk Democratic campaign headquarters. The candidate – coming off a trio of debates with Linda McMahon – offered this advice to the president, reports Patch.

"[Obama] needs to really articulate the differences between an America under Romney and an America led by Obama," Murphy said.

Fifth District

Elizabeth Esty and Andrew Roraback squared off in the first of several planned debates. The debate appeared to be a continuation of the television ads. According to the Hartford Courant:

Esty said the Republicans would jeopardize certain benefits for senior citizens, such as Social Security, and she frequently linked Roraback to U.S. Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who recently came to Connecticut to raise money for Roraback.

Roraback also went on the offensive.

For his part, Roraback charged that Esty is primarily raising money for her campaign from people who work for businesses that her husband, Dan, deals with as commissioner of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

MaryAnn Benevenuto October 18, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Regarding the piece on Linda McMahon's credentials, Talking Points Memo should articulate its position on the separation of church and state. Catholic hospitals are operating under practices that conform to Catholic teaching. So, if a woman wants emergency contraception, she can obtain it at a non-Catholic hospital. What's the real issue here, other than , I repeat, hostility to Catholicim?

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