Anti-abortion Republican Congressman makes his lover go on abortion and is not going to quit politics


A Republican Congressman who publicly opposes women having the right to a legal abortion has refused to resign despite his private life goes contrary his political life. Thinking his mistress was pregnant he asked her to get rid of the baby. Shannon Edwards, the woman with whom Congressman Tim Murphy was cheating on his wife, contacted the politician after she thought she was pregnant, and he suggested that she get an abortion, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.The newspaper received a number of documents exposing the affair, including the text exchange. “I get what you say about my March for life messages,” Murphy says, “I’ve never written them. Staff does them. I read them and winced. I told staff don’t write any more. I will.” The atmosphere in Murphy’s office is far from comfortable and peaceful. Murphy did not mention the scandal in his latest statement: “After discussions with my family and staff, I have come to the decision that I will not seek re-election to Congress at the end of my current term,” he said. “I plan to spend my remaining months in office continuing my work as the national leader on mental health care reform, as well as issues affecting working families in southwestern Pennsylvania.”


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