We are the 99%

November 12, 2009

Now, WHO Would've Guessed This?

The hypocrisy of the RNC is hardly surprising:
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.”
And it's been the case for a generation:
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. [emphasis added.]
As they say, IOKIYAR.

Given that the coverage has been in place since George Herbert Walker Bush was president, you'll forgive me if I find this a little hard to fathom:
“We were not aware of this, obviously, and this will, of course, be fixed,” said James Bopp Jr., a Republican National Committeeman from Indiana. “I think Chairman Steele will see to it that that’s the case.”
No one knew? No one checked? Since 1991???

Yea, right.

UPDATE: Looks like they're doing something about it. From Politico:
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.

1 comment:

Heir to the Throne said...

Will David try to defend the "whistleblowers" who appear to have broken the law.
Meanwhile, the Cigna employees who divulged the info to the Obama Apologetic (aka Politico), are being sought out by Cigna. Aside from violating company policy they may have violated HIPAA regulations, a federal offense which carries fines up to $50,000 and jail time it can become very expensive. It may be even possible that the Politico reporter and management violated this law as well.
If it is ok for the "whistleblowers" to break the law, do you feel the same about the two who are being prosecuted for the undercover taping of Acorn?

I am guessing David will apply the same standards to the Democrats if their Insurance policies do not offer abortion.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida have the most restrictive abortion prohibitions and guess which party has that plan?