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Waitress Gave Limbaugh's $2K Tips to Abortion Rights

Merritt Tierce saw it as 'blood money'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 24, 2014 10:20 AM CDT
Waitress Gave Limbaugh's $2K Tips to Abortion Rights
This May 14, 2012, file photo shows conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh speaking during a ceremony inducting him into the Hall of Famous Missourians in Jefferson City, Mo., on May 14, 2014.   (AP Photo/Julie Smith, File)

(Newser) – Rush Limbaugh's big restaurant tip ended up where he wouldn't want it: in the hands of a group supporting abortion rights. A writer who used to wait tables tells her story to the Dallas Morning News: Limbaugh came in twice while she was working, and twice left $2,000 tips. To Merritt Tierce, who calls the host "evil incarnate," that cash "was like blood money." So instead of keeping it for herself, she decided to donate much of it.

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The recipient was the Texas Equal Access Fund, a group she ran that funds abortions for women who can't pay for them. "It felt like laundering the money in a good way,” she notes. “He's such an obvious target for any feminist or sane person. It was really bizarre to me that he gave me $2,000." (Read more Rush Limbaugh stories.)

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