GOP chairman ends abortion insurance for employees

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    WASHINGTON – A chagrined GOP Chairman Michael Steele has told Republican National Committee staff to immediately stop providing RNC employees with insurance for elective abortions — an option that Republicans strongly oppose as Democrats try to pass a health care overhaul bill.

    "Money from our loyal donors should not be used for this purpose," Steele said in a statement late Thursday after learning of the abortion coverage from a news report. "I don't know why this policy existed in the past, but it will not exist under my administration. Consider this issue settled."

    Steele instructed staff to inform the insurance carrier that the RNC wanted to opt out of elective abortion coverage, RNC spokeswoman Gail Gitcho said. She said the policy has been in effect since 1991.

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    Seems a reasonable position.
     
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    I wonder if they'll cover Viagra?
     
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    Will it be in the employment contract?
     
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    Talk about rationing health care!
     
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    And that has to deal with abortion how?
     
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    Difficult to impregnate someone if you can't get it up. Less impregnations, less potential abortions. Removing cover for viagra therefore lessens the potential need for abortion coverage. Q.E.D. :cool:
     
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    Abortion is legal, Viagra is legal..it sounds like a case of discrimination to me.
     
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    well dd...dont you find it odd that insurance will cover viagria but not birth control pills? i do
     
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    Getting a stiffy does not equate to the killing of a developing human

    but nice try
     

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