MI: Kent County commissioners debate role of religion in public office after abortion in health care vote

The Grand Rapids Press: “The issue of insurance-funded abortions for Kent County workers has fueled questions about how an election official’s religion should figure into public policy decisions . . . It has sparked a call for public debate Tuesday after Kent County Commissioner Stan Ponstein, R-Grandville, last week said his vote asking county administrators to remove abortion as a benefit from county health plans was influenced by his Christian faith.”