Second woman says Herschel Walker pressured her to have an abortion

Another woman claimed Herschel Walker forced her to have an abortion and drove her to a clinic to get one.

On Wednesday, attorney Gloria Allred — who has represented numerous alleged victims of sexual misconduct and assault — introduced reporters to a woman who alleges that Walker, the anti-abortion Republican candidate for the Georgia Senate, took her to an abortion clinic to have an abortion. the 1990s.

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Allred said her client, whom she introduced as Jane Doe, started dating the former footballer in 1987 and had an intimate relationship with him for several years.

At the press conference, Allred presented evidence of hotel receipts, handwritten letters and a voice recording that Walker left Doe during their relationship.

In 1993, Doe discovered she was pregnant, according to her lawyer. When she told Walker, he “clearly wanted her to have an abortion and convinced her to do it. Our client alleges Mr. Walker gave her money to pay for the abortion,” Allred said.

In an emotional statement that Doe offered without revealing her face, she recalled how she felt “confused, uncertain and scared.”

“I just couldn’t go all the way. I left the clinic in tears,” she said.

Doe then explained that Walker drove her to the clinic again and waited for her for hours until the abortion was complete.

“I was devastated because I felt I was pressured into having an abortion,” Doe said, adding that she felt “naive” and that Walker “took advantage of me.”

“The reason I am here today is because he has publicly taken the position that he is ‘on life’ and against abortion under all circumstances, when in fact he has pressured me to have an abortion and personally made sure it happened by driving me to the clinic and paid for it,” she said.

“I don’t believe Herschel Walker is morally fit to be a US senator,” she said. “And that’s why I’m speaking up and giving evidence,” Doe said, adding that she was an independent and had voted twice for Donald Trump.

The Guardian has not independently confirmed Walker’s latest accuser’s account.

In response to the new reports, Walker said“I’m done with this madness. I’ve already told people it was a lie and I’m not going to entertain.

Walker has expressed strong anti-abortion beliefs, but has previously been accused of paying for an abortion for another woman.

The Georgia Senate race is one of a cluster of contests that could be key in deciding Senate control in the Nov. 8 midterm elections.

Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock was elected in 2020 and, along with Jon Ossoff, gave Democrats the seats they needed to split the Senate 50-50 and control it via the vote of Vice President Kamala Harris.

Warnock is a pastor at a church where civil rights activist Martin Luther King once preached. Walker is a former college football and NFL star with a checkered business career who is endorsed by Donald Trump.

Across the country, Democrats are hoping the Supreme Court’s decision on abortion will help spur turnout as they seek to hold the House and Senate.

On Wednesday morning, before Allred intervened, polling website FiveThirtyEight gave Warnock a three-point lead.

The other woman said Walker encouraged and paid for an abortion in 2009. Walker denied paying for the abortion, telling conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt: “If it had happened, I would have said, because there is no shame there. You know, people have done that, but I don’t know. And if I did, I’d be honest and talk about it, but I don’t know.

The same woman said he encouraged her to have a second abortion and did “nothing” for their son.

Walker said he favors a total abortion ban, consistent with Republican policy following the US Supreme Court’s ruling that revoked abortion rights in June.

On the debate stage earlier this month, Walker tried to deny being in favor of an outright abortion ban and attacked Warnock for being a Baptist minister but supporting abortion rights.

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