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Republicans Target Pro-Life Democrats

Democratic senatorial candidates who support President Obama's new birth-control rule are the target of two new ad campaigns spearheaded by Republican groups. The National Republican Senatorial Committee has a radio ad in Wisconsin implicating Rep. Tammy Baldwin in the controversial decision to require employers to pay for birth control, by calling the rule the "Obama-Baldwin" law. "First they took over the banks, then they put government in charge of our health care," the ad's narrator says. "Now, what are liberals Barack Obama and Tammy Baldwin focused on? Regulating the Catholic Church and Americans of faith to abandon tenets of their religion, mandating that the church pay for medical procedures and drugs that go against their beliefs." An ad in Missouri uses the same tactic with Senator Claire McCaskill.