Herschel Walker’s Hypocritical Abortion Stance Is Under Fire, Yet Again

Herschel Walker, Georgia’s Republican Senate candidate and former NFL running back, can’t seem to stay out of the news over his do-as-I-say-and-not-as-I-do stance on abortion, just one month before he faces off against incumbent Rev. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) in the general election.

On Monday, the Daily Beast reported that the staunchly conservative and pro-life champion paid for an abortion for a woman, who preferred to remain anonymous, in 2009. According to the New York Times on Friday, the woman said Walker also allegedly urged her to get a second abortion in 2011, but she refused. Walker has yet to respond to the latest claims; he said that he learned of the woman’s identity for the first time on Friday.

The woman said that Walker has barely been a part of the now-10-year-old child’s life:  “As a father, he’s done nothing. He does exactly what the courts say, and that’s it. He has to be held responsible, just like the rest of us. And if you’re going to run for office, you need to own your life.”

On Fox News, after the bombshell allegations in the Daily Beast exploded, when asked whether he knew who this “alleged former lover” in the article was, Walker said: “I have no idea at all.” When asked about the $700 personal check that he reportedly wrote to the woman, Walker explained: “I give money to people all the time because I’m always helping people. I believe in being generous. God has blessed me. I want to bless others.”

Throughout his campaign, Walker has held a steadfast anti-abortion stance, characterizing the procedure as “a woman killing her baby.” The candidate also said he supports a total abortion ban: “There’s no exception in my mind … Like I say, I believe in life. I believe in life.”

Christian Walker, the son of the Senate candidate and his wife, has been blasting his father’s hypocrisy on social media. On Instagram, he called his father a liar: “Family values, people? He has four kids, four different women, wasn’t in the house raising one of them. I was silent after lie after lie after lie … We were told at the beginning of this he was going to get ahead of his past, hold himself accountable. That would have been fine, go ahead. He didn’t do any of that.” Earlier this week, Christian Walker also took to Twitter with some succinct advice to his father: “Wear a condom, damn.” 

Twitter content

This content can also be viewed on the site it originates from.

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *