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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:20 PM

anti-abortion rep. desjarlais' wife had two abortions [View all]

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

the judge refused to release this information before the election

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.


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