The Republicans have been making a big stink about the health care bill paying for abortions. But Politico has found that the insurance plan that the Republican National Committee offers to its employees pays for elective abortions. Their health insurance company, Cigna, says that the RNC has the option of not covering abortions, but has covered them since at least 1991.
UPDATE: GOP Chairman Michael Steele, who was pro-choice before taking the job, has announced that the RNC medical insurance plan will stop paying for elective abortions immediately.
UPDATE 2: What makes this stunningly (and doubly) hypocritical and ironic is that not only was the RNC privately paying for abortions while publicly condemning them, but by reversing their position, they are now doing the same thing they were accusing the Democrats of trying to do. Republican wing-nuts have been claiming that publicly funded health insurance will control your health care decisions. But this puts the RNC in the position of controlling its own employees’ health care decisions.