As Long as Babies are Murdered by the Free Market, It’s Okay
This amounts to something of a gotcha, although we’re not above that:
The Republican National Committee’s health insurance plan covers elective abortion – a procedure the party’s own platform calls “a fundamental assault on innocent human life.”
Federal Election Commission Records show the RNC purchases its insurance from Cigna. Two sales agents for the company said that the RNC’s policy covers elective abortion.
We of course applaud the RNC for providing choice to its employees, even if it would deny it to others. But if you’re going to snuff that bun in the oven, better schedule your appontment soon:
Informed of the coverage, RNC spokeswoman Gail Gitcho told Politico that the policy pre-dates the tenure of current RNC Chairman Michael Steele.
“The current policy has been in effect since 1991, and we are taking steps to address the issue,” Gitcho said.
Good for Gail! And since that only took eighteen years to attend to, we’re sure Republicans will cut equivalent slack for the President to clean up the mess they handed him ten months ago.