Recent text messages that have come out suggest that Congressman Tim Murphy urged a woman to have an abortion. Tim Murphy is a Republican Representative from Pennsylvania. This news is particularly alarming to the public as Murphy has expressly stated his pro-life ideology on social media and publicly before. The woman he pressured to abort the baby is one he was allegedly having an affair with, according to the text messages acquired by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Although his affair is not news, having confessed to it in September, these newfound messages have left many to call Murphy a hypocrite when his official Facebook account posted pro-life propaganda and as he co-sponsored the 20 week abortion ban. When the woman he was having an affair with made her criticism public, Murphy responded by stating that all Facebook posts were made by his staff and that he was not personally aligned with that ideology.
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