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By the reasoning behind the Stupak amendment, the committee might have paid to terminate employees' pregnancies
By Tracy Clark-Flory
Holy hypocrisy, GOP: The Republican National Committee's health insurance plan covers abortion. This news comes by way of Politico's Meredith Shiner and Jonathan Allen, who appropriately point out the obvious conflict here: "The party’s own platform calls [abortion] 'a fundamental assault on innocent human life.'" The RNC didn't opt out of abortion coverage, though, even though that is allowed by Cigna, its insurer. Worse yet, though, is the fact that 176 House Republicans voted for the Stupak amendment, which restricts federal funds from going toward insurance plans that cover abortion. God forbid the government help you to get an insurance plan just like the one enjoyed by the RNC.
When Politico called up RNC spokeswoman Gail Gitcho to ask about this funny little wrinkle, she explained that, oh, uh, the policy was instituted before Michael Steele became the RNC chairman. What about philosophical consistency, though? According to the reasoning behind the Stupak amendment, by paying for a plan that covers abortion, the RNC itself just might have paid for abortions.
Originally posted by CuriousSkeptic
Think about who the figurehead of the Republicans is right now. Now ask yourself, do you really think this is a competent functioning political party and not a laughing stock?
...And don't get your flower print panties in a bunch, I think Democrats are just as #ed. I'll go ahead and anticipate all the tear stained keyboard posts about how evil Obama and the dems are.
Originally posted by Artephius Abraxas Helios
reply to post by CuriousSkeptic
We see those posts every hour of every day. Most are frivolous fluff or intentionally misleading hit pieces. But don't get me wrong... the Dems are their own worst enemy, any party that is this disorganized has no business at the helm of the Nation. There are loons and moderates aplenty on both sides of th aisle. It just seems the ones with the (R) after their name have been more vocal as of late.
edit for reply to error and spelling
[edit on 13-11-2009 by Artephius Abraxas Helios]