Herschel Walker denies paying for woman’s abortion, threatens defamation lawsuit

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Herschel Walker, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate race in Georgia, has refuted a report that he paid for a woman’s abortion in 2009 despite the former NFL star’s hardline anti-abortion stance during the campaign trail in one of the most watched Senate races in the upcoming midterm elections.

Highlights

Monday, the daily beast reported that Walker conceived a child with a woman he was dating in 2009 and later encouraged her to have an abortion because it was “not the right time” for him to have a child.

The report notes that Walker paid the woman $700 to cover the costs of the procedure as well as other costs.

The woman has a receipt for $575 from the abortion clinic that performed the procedure and said the additional $125 she received from Walker included the ‘approximate’ cost of travel and recovery, the report adds .

The woman told The Daily Beast that she agreed with Walker at the time, but decided to tell her story because of her “hypocrisy” on the issue of abortion access.

Walker angrily refuted the report in a statement on Twitter, calling it “the ax work of a Democratic activist.”

Walker said he plans to file a lawsuit against the Daily Beast on Tuesday “for this defamatory lie.”

Peg News

Christian Walker, the former footballer’s son, harshly criticized him in a series of tweets posted hours after the Daily Beast reported. christian walker claims the GOP nominee’s family had urged him not to run for office because they knew about his past, but he “decided to give us the middle finger and air all his dirty laundry in public.” He then added: “You are not a ‘family man’ when you left us to fuck a group of women, threatened to kill us.” Christian Walker himself is a popular TikTok star among conservatives and a vocal Trump supporter like his father. In response to her son’s outburst, Walker tweeted: “I LOVE my son no matter what.”

Key Context

During his campaign, Walker – who is backed by former President Donald Trump – took a hardline stance on abortion, including supporting a nationwide abortion ban with no exceptions for rape, incest and even a threat to a woman’s life. . Last month, Walker came out in Support of Senator Lindsey Graham’s (RS.C.) legislative proposal that seeks to ban abortion nationwide after 15 weeks. The abortion allegations and his family’s pushback could be a major setback for Walker as he faces Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in a pivotal election battle that could determine control of the Senate.

Further reading

‘Pro-life’ Herschel Walker paid for his girlfriend’s abortion (The Daily Beast)

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