‘Pro-life’ Rep. Tim Murphy reportedly urged mistress to get an abortion

Originally published on The Daily Dot 

Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) is being called a hypocrite after leaked information reveals he urged his mistress to get an abortion in January, even though he is a prominent anti-abortion supporter.

Murphy, who voted in favor of the House passing H.R. 36 (Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act), has been endorsed by many “pro-life” organizations throughout his political career, like the Family Research Council.

In documents obtained by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—where the initial affair story between him and Dr. Shannon Edwards broke—Murphy received a text from Edwards one day after posting his opinion on late-term abortions to his public Facebook account.

Rep Tim Murphy anti-abortion FB Post January 24

 “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,” Edwards, a forensic psychologist in Pittsburgh, wrote to Murphy on Jan. 25 after a pregnancy scare.

A reply from Murphy’s number that same day says, “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 representative has yet to make a statement on these documents, however various Twitter users are holding nothing back, especially since the news broke while H.R. 36 was on the House floor.

H.R. 36 would ban abortions after 20 weeks, with the exception of rape, incest, or a life-threatening situation to the mother. Anyone who chooses to perform an abortion after this time period would be penalized with a monetary fine or jail time.

With a vote of 237-189, including a vote from Murphy, the act passed the House on Tuesday.

H/T Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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