Rep. Tim Murphy, a Pennsylvania Republican with a staunchly anti-abortion voting record, urged a woman he was having an affair with to get an abortion, according to messages obtained by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Murphy admitted to the affair in September, and texts reported on by the Post-Gazette showed the woman accused Murphy of hypocrisy in January after an anti-abortion message was posted to his Facebook account.
“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 wrote, according to the Post-Gazette.
As the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette notes, pro-life organizations the Family Research Council and LifePAC have expressed support for Murphy, and he is also a member of the House Pro-Life Caucus.In fact, a quick search on Murphy’s website reveals that on January 24, just one day before he allegedly suggested his mistress get an abortion, Murphy shared a press release describing his support of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act, which the U.S. House of Representatives passed that day.
“I am so proud the House passed this important bill to clearly stand for the dignity and value of all human life, both the born and the unborn,” he said in a statement that day. And later that week, on January 27, Congressman Murphy attended the March for Life in Washington, D.C.
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) October 3, 2017
Wow "pro-life" and anti-LBGT @RepTimMurphy had an affair and wanted an abortion.
Tell us again, Congressman, about how you value the sanctity of marriage…https://t.co/3mYLetqbgh
— jordan ghoul 👻☠️🎃 (@JordanUhl) October 3, 2017