According to obtained text massages from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) allegedly told a woman with whom he was having an affair to abort their unborn child after an unfounded pregnancy scare.
Shannon Edwards, a forensic psychologist Murphy copped to having an affair with, wrote to the congressman via text message on January 25, after his official Facebook page posted a pro-life message: "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."
"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," replied Murphy, seemingly admitting he did indeed urge her to have an abortion.
Murphy copped to the affair back in September.
As noted by the Post-Gazette, Murphy has been praised by the Family Research Council, has been endorsed by pro-life group LifePAC, and is a House Pro-Life Caucus member.
Murphy is co-sponsoring the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act," which outlaws abortions after 20-weeks and will be voted on by the House on Tuesday.