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Pro-Life Republican Congressman Allegedly Urged His Mistress To Get An Abortion
KM
8 months ago

Pennsylvania Rep. Tim Murphy is staunchly anti-choice and a supports a 20-week abortion ban. Murphy is a member of the House Pro-Life Caucus, and the Family Research Council has praised him for his "family values." Murphy posted this on his official Facebook page:

We’ve had great victories to protect the sanctity of life in the first weeks of this New Year!

But Murphy's mistress was not happy about the "sanctity of life" post.

Shannon Edwards, a forensic psychologist with whom Murphy had an extramarital affair, texted the congressman:

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.

Hmm, how are those family values working out, Congressman?

Murphy responded to Edwards' text:

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.

Unfortunately for Murphy, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette obtained the text messages.

Murphy, 64, has not responded to the Post-Gazette's inquiries about the text messages, but he has admitted to his extra-marital affair with 32-year-old Edwards, who is in the process of a divorce. The pregnancy, however, turned out to be a false alarm. 

Of course, Twitter had some things to say about the Congressman.

Many consider Murphy's behavior typical of GOP politicians:

Will he be booted from Congress? Probably not.

Murphy issued a statement thanking his endorsements from anti-abortion groups during his 2012 reelection campaign:

I am committed to upholding the sanctity of life, protecting the rights of the unborn and ensuring that federal tax revenues are never used to pay for abortions. Protecting life is a fundamental core value which I will champion in Congress 100% of the time.

The texts between Murphy and Edwards reveal otherwise. It looks as if he won't be terminating his tenure in Congress anytime soon.