Second woman claims Georgia Senate hopeful Walker paid for abortion

by Chris Lange

Chris Lange, FISM News

 

A second woman has come forward alleging that Georgia Republican Senate nominee Herschel Walker paid for her abortion three decades ago. Walker, who hopes to unseat Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock on Nov. 8 has denounced the most recent claim as a smear tactic by Democratic operatives.

A woman identified as “Jane Doe” made the allegation at a news conference organized by famed feminist Attorney Gloria Allred in Los Angeles Wednesday.

Speaking by phone to conceal her identity, the woman called Walker “a hypocrite” whom she said, “is not fit to be a U.S. senator.”  

“We don’t need people in the Senate who profess one thing and do another,” she continued. “Herschel Walker says he is against women having abortions. But he pressured me to have one.”

Allred showed reporters documents, including receipts and greeting cards, which she said authenticated her client’s claim of having a romantic relationship with the former NFL star from the late 1980s through the 1990s.

“Jane Doe” said that, when she told Walker that she was pregnant in April of 1993, he urged her to get an abortion and gave her money with which to do so. She said that she traveled to a Dallas clinic to have the abortion but backed out at the last minute. She went on to claim that Walker drove her back to the clinic the following day where she terminated her pregnancy.

“He pressured me to have an abortion and personally ensured it occurred by driving me to the clinic and paying for it,” the woman told reporters.

Walker called the allegation a “lie.”

“That’s a lie and I’ve said that’s a lie and I hope people can see right now that Raphael Warnock and the left would do whatever they can to win this seat back,” Walker told Fox News Special Report host Bret Baier Wednesday when asked about the allegations.

He also said that he has already “moved on” and remains focused on “what the Georgia people are talking about.”

“They’re talking about this inflation. They’re talking about crime. They’re talking about men in women’s sports. They’re talking about this border,” Walker said, adding that his opponents are “desperate right now” to attack him following Senator Warnock’s “terrible showing” at the Oct. 14 debate between the two rivals.

The Trump-backed Senate hopeful urged Georgia voters who might be hesitant to cast their ballots for him to reflect on what President Biden and Warnock have actually done for them in the past two years.

Walker is a professing Christian and has campaigned as a staunch pro-life advocate. He denied a similar allegation made earlier this month by an ex-girlfriend who said he paid for her to have an abortion in 2009, an allegation he referred to as a “flat-out lie.”

The high-stakes Georgia race could well determine which party will control the Senate after the Nov. 8 midterm elections. Real Clear Politics has ranked the race as a “toss-up.” The latest Monmouth poll, released on Wednesday, shows Warnock leading Walker by a few percentage points, with 49% of voters saying they will “definitely” or “probably vote for him,” while 46% will “definitely” or “probably” vote for Walker. Warnock’s lead is not enough to put him over the 50% threshold required to avoid a run-off election in December. It remains to be seen how the new allegation will impact Walker’s standing, if at all. 

Incumbent Raphael Warnock, an ordained minister, describes himself as a “stalwart champion of protecting a woman’s right to choose” on his campaign website and advocates for abortions up to birth. He cosponsors the Women’s Health Protection Act which would codify women’s abortion rights.

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