Pro-Life GOP Congressman Tim Murphy Gets Slammed For Allegedly Asking Mistress To Have An Abortion

UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 17:  Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., attends Speaker John Boehner's, R-Ohio, weekly news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center.  (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Pro-Life GOP Congressman Tim Murphy Gets Slammed For Allegedly Asking Mistress To Have An Abortion

"Because it's bad unless your mistress gets knocked up."

Published October 4, 2017

In life, there exists hypocrisies that are subtle, like telling someone it's unhealthy to smoke while you have a pack of Marlboro Lights stashed in your car. And then there are hypocrisies so severe they turn a Pennsylvania Congressman into a trending topic on Twitter. 

According to a report in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Murphy, a leader of the pro-life movement, urged a woman whom he admitted to having an extramarital affair with to have an abortion when the two had a pregnancy scare.

The woman sent a text to Murphy calling him out for his actions. 

"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," Shannon Edwards wrote to Murphy on Jan. 25.

According to the report, Murphy texted in response, "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 any more. I will."

  1. On Tuesday, Murphy voted on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which bans abortion after 20 weeks
  2. Murphy has been called out by people for his hypocrisy
  3. Many feel Murphy, like many politicians, will secretly act in ways that oppose their voter base

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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