Pennsylvania Rep. Tim Murphy’s made a name for himself as a “pro-life” crusader. Yet it seems he had no problem with abortion when the baby happened to be his, and he apparently didn’t want to raise it.
On Jan. 24, he took to Facebook to crowed triumphantly over Donald Trump reinstating a ban on US foreign aid funds being used for abortions. He also proudly noted that the House had just passed HR7, a bill to permanently prevent any federal funds from being used for abortions.
” I was proud both to sponsor and vote for this important bill to clearly stand for the dignity and value of all human life, both the born and the unborn,” Tim Murphy declared. The next day Tim Murphy’s ex-mistress Shannon Edwards saw it, got on her phone, and sent him a text message with a massive truth bomb.
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.
That’s right. Tim Murphy, the anti-abortion crusader, wanted his then-girlfriend to end her pregnancy by him, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Boom. Mic drop.
“I get what you say about my March for life messages,” Tim Murphy sheepishly replied via text. ” I’ve never written them. Staff does them. I read them and winced. I told staff don’t write anymore. I will.”
Tim Murphy’s staff must have ignored him because this March for Life post appeared on his Facebook page two days later.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette also notes Tim Murphy’s been praised by the Family Research Council and LifePac for his anti-choice stance and his so-called “family values.”
On Sept. 6, Tim Murphy confessed to having an affair with Shannon Edwards, a forensic psychologist. The news came out when a judge upheld a subpoena for him to be deposed in divorce proceedings for her and her soon-to-be ex-husband Dr. Jesse Sally. His testimony may affect the alimony she’s requested.
In his public statement, Tim Murphy said, “Last year I became involved in an affair with a personal friend. ” He then added the obligatory, “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. I ask the media to respect the privacy of my family. They have done nothing wrong and deserve to be left alone.”
Watch: Rep. Tim Murphy urged his mistress to get an abortion when she thought she was pregnant.
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