Wherein a pro-life Republican congressman pressures his mistress to get an abortion.

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Some context: 1) The revelations stem from a recently-obtained phone transcript; 2) the congressman, Scott DesJarlais hasn’t denied the allegations (he did that annoying politician non-denial thing, calling it a “desperate personal attack” but not actually addressing whether or not the charges are true); 3) DesJarlais used to be a doctor, and met the woman when she came to him for treatment; and 4), he’s currently leading his Democratic opponent in the polls. source