Rep. Tim Murphy resigns after it was revealed he urged his mistress to have an abortion

Tim Murphy, a strong anti-abortion advocate who voted in favor of a bill restricting abortions just this week, allegedly urged his mistress to have an abortion when he thought she might be pregnant.
1:19 | 10/05/17

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Transcript for Rep. Tim Murphy resigns after it was revealed he urged his mistress to have an abortion
Next this evening, the breaking headline involving a Republican comeman and his sex scan dam. Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania, a his and father, giving his two weeks notice today. Here's ABC's David Wright. Reporter: Tonight, this Pennsylvania Republican caught in a sex scandal. Congressman Tim Murphy effectively gave two week's notice. He's out of congress, effective October 21st. I think it's appropriate he moves on to the next chapter of his life. Reporter: Congressman Murphy is known for his anti-abortion views. I don't know if women who go nor for abortion really know what happens. Reporter: But this week, "The Pittsburgh postgazette" posted six messages between him and his former mistress, making it clear that while he's against abortion, he wanted her to have one. In January, she too him to task for "Posting your pro-life stance all over the place when you had no issue asking me to abort our unborn child just last week." He texted back, expressing remorse. Turns out, it was a false alarm. But the affair became public as a result of her divorce two seedings, much to the congressman's embarrassment. The congressman is married, too. He says he'll take some personal time to get help, as he and his family sort out their difficulties. David? David, thank you.

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