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Herschel Walker faced another crippling blow to his campaign after a second woman came forward, alleging the Republican Senate candidate drove her to an abortion clinic after she became pregnant.
Jane Doe claims she was in a years-long romantic relationship with Walker when he pressured her into having an abortion in 1993. He was married at the time of the alleged affair.
“I was confused, uncertain, and scared,” the woman said at a press conference. Doe, who concealed her identity when speaking to reporters virtually, alleges Walker told her he would divorce his wife before driving her to the clinic and paying for the procedure.
“I was devastated because I felt that I had been pressured into having an abortion,” Doe said, adding that she was “naive” and that Walker “took advantage of me.”
GOP supporters accused the Democratic Party of attempting to malign Walker, but Jane Doe says she is a Republican who voted for Donald Trump twice but that she does not believe Walker is the right man for the job.
Walker has publicly opposed abortion, with no exceptions for rape, incest or to protect the life of the mother. If Walker wins the seat, he said he plans to back a national ban on the procedure after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
“Most significantly, and the reason I am here today, is because he has publicly taken the position that he is ‘about life’ and against abortion under any circumstances, when, in fact, he pressured me to have an abortion and personally ensured that it occurred by driving me to the clinic and paid for it,” the woman said. “I do not believe that Herschel is morally fit to be a US senator. And that is the reason why I am speaking up and providing proof.”
On Wednesday, Walker denied the new allegations during a campaign stop in Georgia.
“I’m done with this foolishness. I’ve already told people this is a lie and I’m not going to entertain” it, Walker said. “I also want you to know I didn’t kill JFK either.”