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Pro-Life U.S. Congressman who allegedly urged Mistress to Terminate Pregnancy announces Plan to Retire



U.S. Congressman Tim Murphy has announced that he’ll not be seeking reelection by the end of his tenure as a lawmaker, amidst a cheating scandal he’s facing.

Murphy had admitted that he was in a relationship forensic psychologist Shannon Edwards. The news of their relationship first came to light during divorce proceedings between Edwards and her husband.

Murphy, who is a pro-life lawmaker, according to reports had asked Edwards to abort a pregnancy that followed their romance.

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According to The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Murphy had urged Edwards to terminate her pregnancy. The paper quoted Edwards, in a text message to Murphy,  as saying:

“And you have zero issue posting your pro-life stance all over the place when you had no issue asking me to abort our unborn child just last week when we thought that was one of the options.”

In a statement announcing his intention to not seek reelection, Murphy said:

After discussions with my family and staff, I have come to the decision that I will not seek reelection to Congress at the end of my current term.

I plan to spend my remaining months in office continuing my work as the national leader on mental health care reform, as well as issues affecting working families in southwestern Pennsylvania.

We have accomplished much in the past year through the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act and there is much work yet to be done.

In the coming weeks I will take personal time to seek help as my family and I continue to work through our personal difficulties and seek healing. I ask you to respect our privacy during this time.


  1. Liz Bennet

    October 5, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    When people cannot practise what the preach. Serves him right. smh

    • Liz Bennet

      October 5, 2017 at 8:42 pm


  2. Ms B

    October 5, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Cheating on spouses and American politicians is 5 and 6

  3. Papacy

    October 6, 2017 at 12:00 am

    To “step down” no de hard this people. I’m so Nigerian I think it’s crazy.

  4. Bruness

    October 6, 2017 at 7:30 am

    @papacy Yes! You’re soo Nigerian. Stepping down for them means thy feel they’re no longer worthy of that position whether they feel remorse or not. Stepping down means they no longer fufill the obligation that comes with that position. If it’s in Nigeria they’ll still be making decisions and collecting allowances and fight anybody that opposes them on top the matter. In the west the public will come for your #HEAD.

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