Breaking from their 18-year tradition of providing employees with abortion coverage in their health care plan, the Republican National Committee has just announced that its health plan will no longer cover abortions:
The Republican National Committee will no longer offer employees an insurance plan that covers abortion after POLITICO reported Thursday that the anti-abortion RNC’s policy has covered the procedure since 1991.
“Money from our loyal donors should not be used for this purpose,” Chairman Michael Steele said in a statement to POLITICO. “I don’t know why this policy existed in the past, but it will not exist under my administration. Consider this issue settled.”
Consider this issue settled?? You wish!
Meanwhile, over at “Steele’s Blog” (the blog formerly known as “What Up?”), the rank and file is getting confused: