Posts tagged ‘prolife’

October 10, 2012

Daily Scoop Extra: GOP Congressman presses mistress to get abortion

In another example of the “Do as I say, not as I do” hypocritical, moral authority, anti-choice Republican Party a Tennessee member of the House of Representatives is caught trying to persuade his pregnant mistress to have an abortion to save his marriage.

WASHINGTON — A pro-life, family-values congressman who worked as a doctor before winning election as a Tea Party-backed Republican had an affair with a patient and later pressured her to get an abortion, according to a phone call transcript obtained by The Huffington Post.

The congressman, Rep. Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee, was trying to save his marriage at the time, according to his remarks on the call, made in September of 2000. And, according to three independent sources familiar with the call and the recording, he made the tape himself.

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November 7, 2011

The Daily Scoop: Mississippi personhood amendment poised to pass

What would be the impacts of a precedent such as this? What would the effects on women who choose to use birth control? What are the implications for affordable birth control and those who use it for other hormone control purposes? What would this do for responsible family planning?

<Washington Post> A new poll underscores just how close Mississippi is to passing the country’s first “personhood” law, which would define life as beginning at conception. Public Policy Polling finds that, hours before tomorrow’s vote, 45 percent of voters supported the amendment, while 44 percent opposed it.

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