Congressional Pro Life Champion Caught Pressuring His Mistress Into an Abortion.

Rep. Tim Murphy, a vocally anti-abortion congressman from Pennsylvania, asked his own girlfriend to terminate a pregnancy this year.

According to documents obtained by the Post-Gazette, Shannon Edwards—a Pittsburgh woman exactly half Murphy’s age with whom he recently admitted to having an extramarital affair—texted Murphy in January about a possible pregnancy that turned out to be just a scare. “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 said, referring to a post from Murphy’s professional Facebook account that accused America of “discarding and disregarding the most vulnerable” for allowing abortions past 20 weeks’ gestation.

“I get what you say about my March for life messages,” Murphy responded. “I’ve never written them. Staff does them. I read them and winced. I told staff don't write any more. I will.”

Murphy is a co-sponsor of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would prohibit abortion after 20 weeks except in cases of rape, incest, or instances where the pregnancy poses a risk to the life or health of the mother. The bill was passed Tuesday despite the recent turn of events regarding its co-author.