Married, Republican Pro-Life Politician Allegedly Asked His Pregnant Mistress to Get an Abortion
It was this sort of thing that drove me from the Republican Party – the worship of family values but the failure to live up to them. Though (caveat or disclaimer!) I have to say the GOP at least has standards in the first place, which is a step above the liberal Democrats, who advocate hedonism.
….But the truth is that men benefit from the easy availability of abortion at least as much — if not more — than women.
Which is one reason the recently departed Hugh Hefner was such a big proponent. Playboy published its first article supporting the legalization of abortion in 1965 and even listed the numbers of hotlines where women could obtain them — even before Roe v. Wade.
The audience for this information was clearly not women who were reading Playboy articles but men who had, as they used to say, gotten women in trouble.
But for the reporting, Tim Murphy (like so many other married men) might have been able to cover up any embarrassing consequences from his affair, thanks to the fact that abortion is easily accessible in Pennsylvania and most other states.
Oct 3, 2017
Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), who has been an anti-abortion advocate, may have suggested that a woman he had an extra-marital affair with have an abortion, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The Post-Gazette obtained a text sent from the woman to Murphy saying the lawmaker had suggested she have an abortion during a pregnancy scare. The woman turned out not to be pregnant at the time.
“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,” she texted Murphy on Jan. 25, according to the Post-Gazette.
“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,” read a response sent from Murphy’s phone.