Friday, November 13, 2009

Extreme Hypocrisy on Women’s Rights!

When I saw this one, my chin bounced off my chest.  You will remember that every single Republican without exception voted for the Stupak-Pitts amendment to the House health care bill, and that that amendment essentially forbids a woman from buying an insurance plan that provides abortion services through the public exchange, even if she gets no subsidy.  Well get a load of this!

GOPfriends Last week, 176 House Republicans joined with 64 Democrats in voting for the so-called Stupak amendment, which could “could effectively stop many employer-provided health insurance plans from covering abortions for tens of millions of Americans” and restrict any private plan in the insurance exchange from offering abortion coverage. However, Politico reports today that the RNC’s own employee health care plan covers elective abortion — “a procedure the party’s own platform calls ‘a fundamental assault on innocent human life’”:

Federal Election Commission Records show the RNC purchases its insurance from Cigna. Two sales agents for the company said that the RNC’s policy covers elective abortion.

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. [...]

According to several Cigna employees, the insurer offers its customers the opportunity to opt out of abortion coverage — and the RNC did not choose to opt out.

Recently it was also revealed that the health insurance plan used by the right-wing, anti-choice organization Focus on the Family also covered “abortion services.” [emphasis original]

Inserted from <Think Progress>

So a woman who works for the RNC can get abortion services through her health care police.  And a woman who works for Focus on the Family, one of the most rabid religious right organizations, can get abortion services.  But these hypocrites are trying to deny the same coverage to millions of women.  Scheeeesch!!

5 comments:

nalina said...
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TomCat said...

SPAM :-(

Lisa G. said...

These people have lost their minds and now have no idea what they are doing!

TomCat said...

Lisa, that's right only if they had minds to lose. ;-)