It is clear that like with every issue, Republicans want to apply restrictions to Americans they are not willing to accept for themselves. Their fungible ideology only applies to you. Tim Murphy's abortion hypocrisy needs to be exposed.
Republican Congressman Tim Murphy, a staunch anti-abortion representative suggested to his mistress that she gets an abortion. According to The Liberal Network,
Rep. Tim Murphy (PA-18), one the most anti-choice Republicans of them all, had an extramarital affair and apparently urged his mistress to get an abortion after she told him she might be pregnant. The Post-Gazette in Pittsburgh got their hands on the text message exchange, where Murphy apologizes for his hypocritical public stances on abortion:
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,” Shannon Edwards, a forensic psychologist in Pittsburgh with whom the congressman admitted last month to having a relationship, wrote to Mr. Murphy on Jan. 25, in the midst of an unfounded pregnancy scare.
A text from Mr. Murphy’s cell phone number that same day in response 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 congressman has been lauded by the Family Research Council, for his stance on abortion, as well as for family values, generally. He also has been endorsed by LifePAC, which opposes abortion rights, and is a member of the House Pro-Life Caucus, an affiliation that is often cited by his office.
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,
It was early this year that the text exchange over abortion was prompted by a Jan. 24 Facebook post by Mr. Murphy: “The United States is one of just seven countries worldwide that permits elective abortion more than halfway through pregnancy (beyond 20 weeks). It is a tragic shame that America is leading the world in discarding and disregarding the most vulnerable," he wrote.
Mr. Murphy noted in that post that he sponsored and voted for a bill prohibiting the use of federal funds to pay for abortions and said he had hope that "we will once again be a nation committed to honoring life from the moment of conception and ensuring American taxpayer dollars are never spent to end a life before it even begins."
He is currently a co-sponsor with 181 other legislators of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would bar abortion after 20 weeks except in cases of rape, incest or where the pregnancy poses a threat to the life or physical health of the mother. Mr. Murphy voted for the bill Tuesday evening, according to Roll Call. It passed 237 to 189.
Hopefully, women who vote for these guys will see them for who they really are.
Also published on Medium.