Family values Republicans want to outlaw abortion….except in the cases where they accidentally knock up their mistresses, that is.
Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA) is one of the most pro-life Republicans in the House. He’s also a huge hypocrite.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on Tuesday that Murphy asked a woman with whom he was having an extra-marital affair to have an abortion after an unfounded pregnancy scare.
According to text messages obtained by the paper, Shannon Edwards was upset after she saw an anti-abortion statement written on Murphy’s Facebook page.
“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 her married boyfriend on January 25.
On that same day a text was sent from Murphy’s cell phone number in response saying, “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.”
The hypocritical congressman has been praised by the Family Research Council for his position on abortion and his “family values.” He’s also been endorsed by LifePAC and is a proud member of the House Pro-Life Caucus.
Last month, Murphy publicly admitted to the affair with Edwards. But he never mentioned that he asked her to abort his child. Big shocker, I know.
Murphy’s statement last month read,
“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.”
Both Murphy and Edwards declined to comment on Tuesday’s report.