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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:54 PM

 

Tenn. GOP congressman's ex-wife had 2 abortions

http://www.chron.com/news/politics/article/Tenn-GOP-congressman-s-ex-wife-had-2-abortions-4040986.php

Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, who opposes abortion rights, 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.

DesJarlais, who practiced medicine before going to Congress, easily won a second term in Tennessee's conservative 4th District despite previous revelations that he once urged a patient with whom he was having an affair to get an abortion.

On his campaign website, DesJarlais espoused an anti-abortion position, saying: "All life should be cherished and protected. We are pro-life."

DesJarlais' spokesman and campaign manager did not return messages seeking comment.

Court documents from the 2001 divorce trial were released by the state Democratic Party, which had hoped to make them public before the Nov. 6 election. They couldn't because the 679-page transcript of testimony wasn't complete.

According to DesJarlais' testimony, his ex-wife Susan had her first abortion because she was taking an experimental drug that carried potential risks in pregnancy. The second came during problems in their relationship while they were living together before their marriage.

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Reply Tenn. GOP congressman's ex-wife had 2 abortions (Original post)
FredisDead Nov 2012 OP
lalalu Nov 2012 #1
zbdent Nov 2012 #2
politicaljack78 Nov 2012 #3
NYtoBush-Drop Dead Nov 2012 #4
Judi Lynn Nov 2012 #5
jsr Nov 2012 #6
PlanetBev Nov 2012 #7

Response to FredisDead (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:17 PM

1. Hypocrites

 

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Response to FredisDead (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:14 PM

2. murderer ...

far more than a Democrat who says that a woman has the right to govern her own vagina ...

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Response to FredisDead (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:01 AM

3. he clearly opposes abortion rights except

In cases that could threaten his political life.

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Response to FredisDead (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:12 AM

4. even his wife...

didn't want to have this tool's spawn.

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Response to NYtoBush-Drop Dead (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:10 AM

5. What could she ever have been thinking to speak to him in the first place!



Rep. Scott DesJarlais

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Response to FredisDead (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 07:35 AM

6. "Pro-Life" GOP Congressman Scott DesJarlais Sure Likes Abortion

- Slate headline

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Response to FredisDead (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:32 PM

7. Butt Ugly

Inside and out. How does this guy get women to sleep with him?

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