‘Pro-life’ GOP lawmaker urged his mistress to get an abortion (Details)

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Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), who has been a pro-life advocate, may have told his mistress to go get an abortion.

According to a text from the woman to Murphy, it shows he may have advised her to get an abortion during a pregnancy scare. It turned out that she was not pregnant at the time.

On January 25th, she texted Murphy saying, “And you have zero issue posting your pro-life stance all over the place when you had no issue asking me to abort our unborn child just last week when we thought that was one of the options.”

A response from Murphy’s phone read, “I get what you say about my March for life messages. I’ve never written them. Staff does them. I read them and winced. I told staff don’t write anymore. I will.”

Last month, Murphy publically admitted to the affair.

In a statement, he said, “Last year I became involved in an affair with a personal friend. This is nobody’s fault but my own, and I offer no excuses. To the extent that there should be any blame in this matter, it falls solely upon me.” He added, “I ask the media to respect the privacy of my family. They have done nothing wrong and deserve to be left alone.”

Murphy is one of the cosponsors of the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Act,” aka the 20-week abortion ban. Murphy is also a member of the House Pro-life Caucus and in 2015, he was awarded for his commitment to “family values, religious freedom, human life, and individual liberty.”

Murphy is not the only House Republican who claims to be pro-choice but has been reported to do the complete opposite. Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.) also urged his ex-wife and mistress to get abortions and has been in Congress for four years after he admitted what he did.



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