Anti-abortion congressman doctor had sex with his patient, then pressured her to abort so he wouldn't have to tell his wife
A freshman congressman running for re-election on a pro-life platform urged his pregnant mistress to get an abortion a decade ago, according to a transcript of the recorded conversation.
DesJarlais, a Jasper physician, defeated Democratic Rep. Lincoln Davis in 2010. Davis said his campaign was aware of the transcript during that race, but he wasn't able to confirm its authenticity until a recent conversation with DesJarlais' ex-wife."She said it was true, and she said, 'He made the recording himself and let me listen to it,'" Davis said in a phone interview. "She even went further to say that the woman who supposedly was the participant in the conversation said in (legal proceedings) that she did have an abortion."
Transcript: Rep. DesJarlais urged abortion
"You lied to me about something that caused us to be in this situation, and that's not my fault, that's yours," he said.The woman retorts: "Well, it's your fault for sleeping with your patient."