A Texas author used conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh’s tip money to help fund abortions for women who wouldn’t be able to afford them, the Dallas Morning News reported.
Merritt Tierce, who worked as a waitress at a local steakhouse between 2005 and 2011, said that Limbaugh came to her restaurant twice with NBC sportscaster Al Michaels, and left $2,000 tips on both occasions.
“That was like blood money to me,” Tierce was quoted as saying.
Tierce said she donated a substantial portion of the tip money to the Texas Equal Access Fund, a volunteer group that helps low-income North Texas women who cannot afford abortions. Tierce worked as the TEA Fund’s executive director up until recently.
“He’s such an obvious target for any feminist or sane person,” Tierce said of Limbaugh. “It was really bizarre to me that he gave me $2,000, and he’s evil incarnate in some ways.”
Limbaugh has not responded to Tierce’s comments.