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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:20 PM

anti-abortion rep. desjarlais' wife had two abortions

this republican anti-abortion guy just got re-elected in tennessee.....

the judge refused to release this information before the election

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Transcript: Desjarlais' wife had 2 abortions


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais testified during divorce proceedings that he and his former wife made a “mutual” decision for her to have two abortions, according to divorce transcripts released Thursday.

The 2001 court transcripts were released by the state Democratic Party, which had tried to air the documents before the Nov. 6 election. A DesJarlais spokesman didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment.

DesJarlais easily won a second term despite revelations that he once urged a patient with whom he was having an affair to get an abortion. DesJarlais, whose campaign platform opposed abortion, acknowledged the conversation but said he was only trying to get her to admit she wasn’t pregnant.

The transcripts show that woman testified under oath that she had been pregnant. She declined to elaborate on the outcome of the pregnancy.

http://www.tennessean.com/viewart/20121115/NEWS/311150083/Transcript-Desjarlais-wife-had-2-abortions?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

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Reply anti-abortion rep. desjarlais' wife had two abortions (Original post)
spanone Nov 2012 OP
Gregorian Nov 2012 #1
powergirl Nov 2012 #2
spanone Nov 2012 #6
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2012 #3
DURHAM D Nov 2012 #4
hedgehog Nov 2012 #5
Freddie Nov 2012 #7
HiPointDem Nov 2012 #8
bayareamike Nov 2012 #9
Ghost in the Machine Nov 2012 #10
Liberal_in_LA Nov 2012 #11
WinkyDink Nov 2012 #15
Enrique Nov 2012 #12
spanone Nov 2012 #13
WinkyDink Nov 2012 #14

Response to spanone (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:21 PM

1. Hypocrisy does not apply to Republicans.

Thank god Obama got in. That's all I can say.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:23 PM

2. What an immoral hack

Once again, a Republican finds it convenient to engage in an act that he has described as murder because it was convenient to do so. But he gets to tell everyone else how to act. Bet those Tea Party Hatriots will support him anyway.

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Response to powergirl (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:31 PM

6. and he 'easily won reelection...this was all over the news weeks before the election....

they called it lies, smears....

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:29 PM

3. Disgusting Hypocrite.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:30 PM

4. this -

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:30 PM

5. You'd think a doctor would know where babies come from!

He's not only a hypocrite, but mindlessly careless about his sexual activities!

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:39 PM

7. Abortion is murder!!!

Unless my girlfriend, wife or daughter needs one. That's different.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:47 PM

8. kr. these guys are the worst kind of hyocritical opportunists & manipulators.

 

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:53 PM

9. What a bastard.

That is the epitome of hypocrisy. My stomach is churning reading this.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:14 PM

10. I am embarrassed to admit that he is my representative.. I voted against him, naturally..

I spoke out against him as often as I could. Wrote letters to the editor of our local paper (which were never printed), posted on Topix about him.. did all I could, yet he won a very decisive victory.

Now I just try to shame people I know are republicans, and tell them that his kind of "values" must be the same as their own, since the voted for him..

SMH..

Ghost

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:31 PM

11. "Documents reveal liasons with three coworkers, two patients and a drug rep"

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/nov/15/scott-desjarlais-supported-abortions-slept-patient/

He later admitted to buying the patient a $409 plane ticket to Las Vegas in May of 2000 — a trip she did not end up joining him on.

“Does that hospital not care that you are fooling around with patients out there?” DesJarlais’ wife’s attorney Thomas Austin grilled.

“They have not complained to me,” said DesJarlais, who later added that he had used “poor judgment.”

According to the American Medical Association, “Sexual contact that occurs concurrent with the patient-physician relationship constitutes sexual misconduct.”

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Under oath, DesJarlais said he and his wife recorded his phone conversation with the woman “to find out whether the girl was telling the truth or not.”

That directly contradicts the congressman’s campaign Facebook page, where he told supporters the phone conversation “was recorded without my knowledge.”

“ ... media wrongly reported that I recorded the conversation myself,” DesJarlais wrote in the Oct. 12 note that was “liked” by 521 people. “I was recorded unknowingly and without my consent.”

In court proceedings, DesJarlais’ attorney, Stephen Greer, unsuccessfully pressed the 24-year-old patient to admit that she had never been pregnant.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:26 PM

15. And a partridge in a pear tree!

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:33 PM

12. how can that be?

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Response to Enrique (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:24 PM

13. must have been a miracle....

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:25 PM

14. DAIS, NAID Party.

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