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March 2, 2012MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Wayman

Blunt Amendment Defeated

Missouri Republican Roy Blunt's amendment to protect religious freedom under federal healthcare rules is defeated.

At issue is the federal plan that mandates religious-based institutions supply contraception. The senate voted against Blunt's measure to allow more groups to be exempt from the administration's rule, but he says the issue is not over.

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Fellow Missouri senator Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, voted against the Blunt amendment to broaden exemptions under the federal contraception mandate.