‘Pro-Life’ Herschel Walker Paid for Girlfriend’s Abortion

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  • Nickdfresh
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    • Oct 2004
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    ‘Pro-Life’ Herschel Walker Paid for Girlfriend’s Abortion

    ‘Pro-Life’ Herschel Walker Paid for Girlfriend’s Abortion
    NOT FOR THEE
    The woman has receipts—and a “get well” card she says the football star, now a Senate candidate, sent her.



    Roger Sollenberger
    EXCLUSIVE
    Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/Getty
    Political Reporter
    Updated Oct. 04, 2022 1:31AM ET / Published Oct. 03, 2022 7:00PM ET

    Herschel Walker, the football legend now running for Senate in Georgia, says he wants to completely ban abortion, likening it to murder and claiming there should be “no exception” for rape, incest, or the life of the mother.

    But the Republican candidate has supported at least one exception—for himself.

    A woman who asked not to be identified out of privacy concerns told The Daily Beast that after she and Walker conceived a child while they were dating in 2009 he urged her to get an abortion. The woman said she had the procedure and that Walker reimbursed her for it.

    She supported these claims with a $575 receipt from the abortion clinic, a “get well” card from Walker, and a bank deposit receipt that included an image of a signed $700 personal check from Walker.

    The woman said there was a $125 difference because she “ball-parked” the cost of an abortion after Googling the procedure and added on expenses such as travel and recovery costs.

    Additionally, The Daily Beast independently corroborated details of the woman’s claims with a close friend she told at the time and who, according to the woman and the friend, took care of her in the days after the procedure.

    The woman said Walker, who was not married at the time, told her it would be more convenient to terminate the pregnancy, saying it was “not the right time” for him to have a child. It was a feeling she shared, but what she didn’t know was that Walker had an out-of-wedlock child with another woman earlier that same year.

    Asked if Walker ever expressed regret for the decision, the woman said Walker never had. Asked why she came forward, the woman pointed to Walker’s hardline anti-abortion position.

    “I just can’t with the hypocrisy anymore,” she said. “We all deserve better.”

    After The Daily Beast reached out to the Walker campaign for comment, Robert Ingram, a lawyer representing both the campaign and Walker in his personal capacity, responded.

    “This is a false story,” Ingram said in a phone call, adding that he based that conclusion on anonymous sources.

    “All you want to do is run with stories to target Black conservatives,” he said. “You focus on Black conservatives.”

    Ingram asked The Daily Beast to disclose the identity of the woman, but we declined.

    After the story published, Walker released a statement in which he called the story a "flat-out lie" and said he denied it in the "strongest possible terms."

    "I'm not taking this anymore. I planning [sic] to sue the Daily Beast for this defamatory lie. It will be filed tomorrow morning," he said.

    Meanwhile, Herschel's adult son, Christian Walker, lashed out on Twitter—in defense of The Daily Beast and against his father.

    “Every family member of Herschel Walker asked him not to run for office, because we all knew (some of) his past. Every single one,” Walker tweeted.

    “He decided to give us the middle finger and air out all of his dirty laundry in public, while simultaneously lying about it.

    “I’m done.”

    According to the $575 receipt, the abortion took place on Sept. 12, 2009. And according to the Bank of America deposit receipt, Walker wrote the woman a check for $700 on Sept. 17, 2009. The check was deposited two days later.

    The woman, who also provided proof of her romantic relationship with Walker, told The Daily Beast that he mailed her the check inside the “get well” card.

    The front of that card features a drawing of a steaming cup of tea and reads, “Rest, Relax…” The message continues on the inside of the card: “…Recover.”


    Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast, Photos Obtained by The Daily Beast
    The card is signed, “Pray you are feeling better,” with an “H” in Walker’s distinctive autograph flourish.


    Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast, Photos: Ebay/HistoryForSale.com
    The woman, a registered Democrat who still communicates with Walker, said he did not tell her about his plan to run for the Senate before his announcement in August 2021. Since then, however, one of Walker’s top surrogates has asked her repeatedly if she would be willing to vouch for his character, reaching out as recently as this August.

    In a 40-minute phone call this June about one of his out-of-wedlock children, The Daily Beast pressed Walker repeatedly on whether he had ever knowingly had an abortion with any of his past partners. After dodging the question multiple times, he ultimately said he had not.

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    Weeks later, a Democratic activist pretending to be a Walker supporter posed the same question at a campaign event, asking the NFL star whether he had ever “funded” or “caused somebody to have an abortion.”

    “No,” Walker replied twice, which the activist recorded on video.

    Walker is running in one of the most important races in the country, and the outcome could determine which party controls the Senate. It’s also one of the closest races in the country, with recent polls showing Walker just behind his Democratic opponent, incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock.

    But Walker—who according to his ex-wife held a gun to her head and was “gonna blow my brains out”—has been continually rocked by reports that he has lied about his past and covered up several love children. Still, the claim that he not only urged a romantic partner to have an abortion but paid for it could be the most explosive revelation yet.

    Following the Supreme Court’s repeal of Roe v. Wade in July, abortion rights have become a pivotal campaign issue across the country. The ruling fueled spikes in voter registration and turnout in contests nationwide, especially among women. A recent CBS/YouGov survey found that likely Georgia voters who said the abortion issue is “very important” were more than twice as likely to support Warnock, 67 percent to Walker’s 32 percent.

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    In such an environment, many Republicans vying for mainstream support in tight races have tried to play to the center, hoping not to alienate women voters.

    Not Walker.

    Abortion has been front and center in Georgia for months—thanks in large part to Walker’s own comments. The University of Georgia football icon has drawn media attention with his outspoken, absolutist position in support of a total ban, both statewide and federally. He has repeatedly likened the procedure to murder, and does not support any exceptions, including for rape, incest, or the life of the mother—instances Walker has dismissed as “excuses.”

    “There’s no exception in my mind,” Walker told reporters in May. “Like I say, I believe in life. I believe in life.”

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    Walker has also said that his anti-abortion position is not a recent shift, claiming last month that he has “always” been “for life.”

    Two weeks ago, Walker broke with other Senate candidates when he volunteered his support for a 15-week federal ban put forth by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Other candidates ducked comment on the Graham proposal, but Walker told Politico that, if elected, he “WOULD” back such a bill.

    “Raphael Warnock wants to protect the killing of babies right up to the moment of birth. We need to do better,” Walker told Politico in a statement. “I am a proud pro-life Christian, and I will always stand up for our unborn children. I believe the issue should be decided at the state level, but I WOULD support this policy.”

    At a July campaign event for Georgia farmers, Walker was asked if he thought voters would have the state’s recently passed ban in mind when they cast ballots in November.

    “People aren’t concerned about that,” Walker said, according to The Gainesville Times. “People are concerned about the gas, they’re concerned about food. They’re not even talking about that. That’s not what I’m hearing about.”

    Four days earlier, Walker said at another campaign stop that “there’s not a national ban on abortion right now and I think that’s a problem. I’m pro-life and I’m not going to make an excuse for it.”

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    While that stance may lose some voters, it has endeared him to anti-abortion advocates, who have held him up as a champion for the cause.

    “Herschel Walker will be a most effective champion for unborn babies and their mothers in Washington and he has demonstrated the passion and perseverance it takes to win the critically important Georgia Senate race,” said Carol Tobias, the president of National Right to Life, whose group endorsed Walker over his Republican primary opponents in April.

    Walker is twice-married, with four known children, all from different mothers. The Daily Beast revealed in July that Walker had lied to his own campaign staff when he denied the existence of two of those children, whom Walker had also kept from the public for years despite speaking out against fatherless homes in the Black community.

    One of those children was born the same year Walker paid for the abortion.

    The next year, 2010, Walker told radio host Howard Stern he had only slept with two women in his life.

    Walker claims he is a devout Christian, and he often invokes his faith to justify his anti-abortion position, including on the campaign trail.

    “To say that it is OK for a woman to kill her baby when [God] said ‘Thou shall not kill.’ And I said, you know, I can’t, I can’t square it,” Walker said at a conservative Christian values roundtable this August. “I can’t get around that.”

    The woman has receipts—and a “get well” card she says the football star, now a Senate candidate, sent her.
  • Nitro Express
    DIAMOND STATUS
    • Aug 2004
    • 32802

    #2
    Doesn't shock me. One of my dad's best friends was a pediatrician that performed abortions. My best friend's mom was his nurse. He didn't run a chop shop, the women who requested an abortion were told all the options and given some time to think things over but at the end of the day it was THEIR decision. Anyways he needed some of his medical files organized and he needed someone he trusted. I was asked if I wanted the job to do it. I agreed but before I was hired I sat with him and my dad and he explained to me, I might see some socking stuff and possibly stuff on people I might know. He said you are going to have to keep what you see a secret and if you don't keep it a secret I will have to kill you. Of course he was joking but he said if any of that confidential information got out he could lose his medical license and be sued to oblivion.

    Anyways I did the job and saw people I knew and some people were the last people on earth I thought would have an abortion. People from very conservative families. So yeah there's hypocrisy and that's life. As far as the Hershel story goes it might be true or it might not be. Politics is a very dirty game and it's as dirty as it gets right now. A lot of these people who claim something turn out to be liars. Sadly abortion has been politicized to where the whole thing is a mess. You have people who trivialize it and even celebrate it and people who don't want a needed medical procedure that's controversial done at all.
    Last edited by Nitro Express; 10-04-2022, 01:37 PM.
    No! You can't have the keys to the wine cellar!

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    • Nitro Express
      DIAMOND STATUS
      • Aug 2004
      • 32802

      #3
      There's two major parties in American politics right now. The Idiot Party and The Stupid Party. That's the current choices.
      No! You can't have the keys to the wine cellar!

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      • Nitro Express
        DIAMOND STATUS
        • Aug 2004
        • 32802

        #4
        Anyways it’s October. The month before the election. The month of dirty laundry and surprises. So predictable. Zzzzzzz. The thing is when the boy cries wolf or it’s non-stop dirt (Hunter did this and that. You should see what’s on his laptop. Trump did this and that. You should see what was in his closet). Non-stop. It get’s old and nobody cares. Meanwhile everyone’s dollars buy less and our tax money goes overseas and not here.
        No! You can't have the keys to the wine cellar!

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        • Terry
          TOASTMASTER GENERAL
          • Jan 2004
          • 11982

          #5
          It'd be hard to imagine any of Walker's supporters abandoning him over this if they've stuck with him over the past year.

          It's hard to even evaluate the veracity of this latest claim, since the woman - as is her right - is remaining anonymous. Is this a false claim put forward by Walker's campaign in order to easily debunk it and gain sympathy for Walker by casting him as being politically persecuted? Is this a false claim put forward by somebody as an opening salvo to get 15 minutes of fame? Is it true? Considering the other events in Walker's past which he didn't disclose (even to his own campaign) and were leaked out on the campaign trail, it wouldn't surprise me if this proved to be true as well.

          Tend to doubt this latest allegation makes much difference to the majority of Georgia voters, who I'd bet have already made up their minds.

          About the only thing in this race that still interests me is seeing Walker and Warnock debate, and not even to hear where they stand on the issues but to see if Walker can articulate where he stands and what he would do if elected. If he's even capable of thinking and speaking in a venue and forum that he doesn't control. If he can barely manage to utter semi-coherent blather of a sound byte length, watching him trying to string together a bunch of bumper sticker slogans and fill half of a 60-to-90-minute debate will be good for a chuckle.
          Scramby eggs and bacon.

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          • Nickdfresh
            SUPER MODERATOR

            • Oct 2004
            • 49260

            #6
            Walker's "conservative influencer" son Christian is blasting him as a phony. Basically saying Herchel never gave a shit about his kids and was out fucking tail...

            Walker says that abortion ban should have no exceptions including rape, incest, and even in certain cases where pregnancy might threaten the health of the mother...
            Last edited by Nickdfresh; 10-04-2022, 06:44 PM.

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            • Nickdfresh
              SUPER MODERATOR

              • Oct 2004
              • 49260

              #7
              He may not lose many but he will lose enough, Warlock is up by over 2% points and that will widen as many who would've voted probably won't...

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              • FORD
                ROTH ARMY MODERATOR

                • Jan 2004
                • 58903

                #8
                Eat Us And Smile

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                • Nitro Express
                  DIAMOND STATUS
                  • Aug 2004
                  • 32802

                  #9
                  My mom was a conservative but she was Pro-Choice. She worked as a nurse in a hospital when abortions were illegal and saw the carnage from the attempted self-abortions and amateur abortions. She said you can’t legislate morals and best the government stays out of it. The decision should be up to the woman. But because abortion is so political you play the calculated game. You say whatever you need to get elected.
                  No! You can't have the keys to the wine cellar!

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                  • Nitro Express
                    DIAMOND STATUS
                    • Aug 2004
                    • 32802

                    #10
                    Originally posted by Terry
                    It'd be hard to imagine any of Walker's supporters abandoning him over this if they've stuck with him over the past year.

                    It's hard to even evaluate the veracity of this latest claim, since the woman - as is her right - is remaining anonymous. Is this a false claim put forward by Walker's campaign in order to easily debunk it and gain sympathy for Walker by casting him as being politically persecuted? Is this a false claim put forward by somebody as an opening salvo to get 15 minutes of fame? Is it true? Considering the other events in Walker's past which he didn't disclose (even to his own campaign) and were leaked out on the campaign trail, it wouldn't surprise me if this proved to be true as well.

                    Tend to doubt this latest allegation makes much difference to the majority of Georgia voters, who I'd bet have already made up their minds.

                    About the only thing in this race that still interests me is seeing Walker and Warnock debate, and not even to hear where they stand on the issues but to see if Walker can articulate where he stands and what he would do if elected. If he's even capable of thinking and speaking in a venue and forum that he doesn't control. If he can barely manage to utter semi-coherent blather of a sound byte length, watching him trying to string together a bunch of bumper sticker slogans and fill half of a 60-to-90-minute debate will be good for a chuckle.
                    I don’t think it’s going to hurt him much if any.
                    No! You can't have the keys to the wine cellar!

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                    • FORD
                      ROTH ARMY MODERATOR

                      • Jan 2004
                      • 58903

                      #11
                      Eat Us And Smile

                      Cenk For America 2024!!

                      Justice Democrats


                      "If the American people had ever known the truth about what we (the BCE) have done to this nation, we would be chased down in the streets and lynched." - Poppy Bush, 1992

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                      • Nitro Express
                        DIAMOND STATUS
                        • Aug 2004
                        • 32802

                        #12
                        Of course. Those are all qualifications to be a politician.
                        No! You can't have the keys to the wine cellar!

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                        • FORD
                          ROTH ARMY MODERATOR

                          • Jan 2004
                          • 58903

                          #13
                          Looks like folks in Georgia might finally be waking up.....

                          bloomberg.com
                          Warnock Opens 12-Point Lead on Walker in Georgia Senate Race
                          By Brett Pulley
                          October 5, 2022 at 11:19 AM PDT


                          US Senator Raphael Warnock of Georgia has opened a double-digit lead in his bid for re-election next month against Republican challenger Herschel Walker, a new poll shows.

                          Warnock, a first-term Democrat and pastor of Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, leads Walker by 50% to 38%, according to a poll of 1,076 likely voters taken from Sept. 30 though Oct. 4 by Survey USA for an Atlanta-based television outlet. Previous polls showed the race to be much closer or even statistically tied.

                          Almost all of the polling was completed before the evening of Oct. 3, when the Daily Beast reported that Walker had paid for a former girlfriend’s abortion 13 years ago. Walker, who supports a national ban on abortion, has called the Daily Beast report untrue.

                          A former football star and longtime Donald Trump acolyte, Walker has also in recent days been publicly criticized and called a liar on social media by his 23-year-old son, Christian.

                          Walker’s support is especially weak among women, according to the poll. Although male voters were evenly split on the two candidates, women favored Warnock by a margin of 29 points. The poll, conducted for WXIA TV’s “11 Alive” news, has a margin of error of 3.7 percentage points.
                          Eat Us And Smile

                          Cenk For America 2024!!

                          Justice Democrats


                          "If the American people had ever known the truth about what we (the BCE) have done to this nation, we would be chased down in the streets and lynched." - Poppy Bush, 1992

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                          • FORD
                            ROTH ARMY MODERATOR

                            • Jan 2004
                            • 58903

                            #14
                            Eat Us And Smile

                            Cenk For America 2024!!

                            Justice Democrats


                            "If the American people had ever known the truth about what we (the BCE) have done to this nation, we would be chased down in the streets and lynched." - Poppy Bush, 1992

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                            • Nickdfresh
                              SUPER MODERATOR

                              • Oct 2004
                              • 49260

                              #15
                              I think I read Hershy just fired his campaign manager, or someone in his campaign did. While they're at it there's a Titanic deck chair that needs to be moved to the second deck....

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