Published: Oct 24, 2012 11:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) - Massachusetts Republican Sen. Scott Brown is rejecting the comments of Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, who said that when a woman becomes pregnant during a rape, "that's something God intended."
    
Alleigh Marre, a spokeswoman for Brown, said Wednesday that the senator favors abortion rights and does not agree with Mourdock. Brown is locked in a close race with Elizabeth Warren in Democratic-leaning Massachusetts.
    
Mourdock made the comment at a debate Tuesday night. The GOP nominee is in a tight contest with Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly.
    
The remark pushed the issues of rape and abortion to the forefront. The campaign of Republican Mitt Romney, who appears in a television ad for Mourdock, said the presidential nominee disagrees with Mourdock.

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