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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:44 AM

Scott DesJarlais Abortion Scandal: Congressman's Wife Had 2 Abortions, Court Transcripts Say

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/15/scott-desjarlais-abortion_n_2139110.html?icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-nb%7Cdl3%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D235216

Posted: 11/15/2012 2:42 pm EST Updated: 11/15/2012 5:22 pm EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee 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.

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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.

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DesJarlais' first wife had supported earlier efforts to release the court records, though her attorney said Thursday he hadn't had time to review them enough to comment.

Transcripts of the DesJarlais divorce proceedings also reveal that the congressman had affairs with women who worked for him, including a lab technician he was with at a hospital Christmas party. Other parts of the transcript reveal patients who said they had sex with the doctor also claiming he wrote them drug prescriptions.


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If the republicans had any principles they would refuse to seat him .........

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Angry Dragon Nov 2012 OP
Laurian Nov 2012 #1
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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:50 AM

1. Does he not understand contraception,

or is that "against his values"?

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Response to Laurian (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:52 AM

2. he probably thinks contraceptives are womens' work

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:57 AM

3. Republican *do* have principles, and when it comes to abortion, that principle is "Always for me,

never for thee." *Their* abortions are necessary and are a private decision, and you wouldn't understand their situation. Yours? You're just trying to fit into your prom dress.

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:06 AM

5. So true

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:01 AM

4. As long as it's the man's decision, then it's ok

Nope, if it's the woman wanting to have an abortion it's murder. If the man supports the abortion, he is just protecting his family or his assets.

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