Seeking to address an apparent example of hypocrisy, the Republican National Committee will no longer cover abortions as part of their employee health-insurance plan. "Money from our loyal donors should not be used for this purpose," chairman Michael Steele said in a statement. "I don't know why this policy existed in the past, but it will not exist under my administration. Consider this issue settled." The announcement came hours after Politico reported that the RNC's insurer, Cigna, covered elective abortion in its standard plans despite the Republican Party's official pro-life platform.