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."

"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."
Transcript: Rep. DesJarlais urged abortion