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  Pro-Life Republican Congressman And Doctor Pressured Mistress Patient To Get Abortion
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Oct 10, 2012 10:17am
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AuthorMichael McAuliff
MediaWebsite - Huffington Post
News DateWednesday, October 10, 2012 04:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionA pro-life, family-values congressman who worked as a doctor before winning election as a Tea Party-backed Republican had an affair with a patient and later pressured her to get an abortion, according to a phone call transcript obtained by The Huffington Post.

The congressman, Rep. Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee, was trying to save his marriage at the time, according to his remarks on the call, made in September of 2000. And, according to three independent sources familiar with the call and the recording, he made the tape himself.

DesJarlais, who was provided a copy of the transcript by HuffPost, did not deny its contents, but in a statement released through his campaign characterized it as just another sordid detail dredged up by the opposition. "Desperate personal attacks do not solve our nation's problems, yet it appears my opponents are choosing to once again engage in the same gutter politics that CBS news called the dirtiest in the nation just 2 years ago."
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