Herschel Walker Will Sue Leftist Web Site Claiming He Paid for Abortion: “That’s a Flat Out Lie”

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 4, 2022   |   8:55AM   |   Washington, DC

Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker is outraged at a liberal web site that claims he paid for a girlfriend to have an abortion. The former college football star says the claim is false and that he has never paid for ending the life of his unborn child.

The Daily Beast reported a woman, who asked not to be identified, claims she is a former girlfriend of Walker’s and that he urged her to have an abortion when she got pregnant in 2009. The woman claims she has a $575 receipt for the abortion and that Walker sent her a “get well” card afterwards along with a check for $700 to cover the cost of the abortion.

Walker said a story the Daily Beast posted Monday is a “flat-out lie” and said, “I deny this in the strongest possible terms.”

“It’s disgusting, gutter politics,” Walker said in a statement after the story went public. “I’m not taking this anymore. I plan to sue the Daily Beast for this defamatory lie.”

“I never asked anyone to get an abortion, I never paid for an abortion. It is a lie … they think they can threaten me. They think they can scare me … all they’ve done is energize me more,” Walker said in a video response. “I never asked anyone to get an abortion, I never paid for an abortion.”

Walker is a staunchly pro-life candidate running against abortion champion Raphael Warnock, who supports abortions up to birth and paid for at taxpayer expense.

Some political observers say the news is an October surprise by Democrats looking to disrupt Walker’s campaign as he runs neck and neck with Warnock. If Georgia voters send Herschel Walker to Washington, he will be a strong pro-life voice in the United States Senate and a marked contrast to radical abortion activist.

In a statement reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Walker—the Heisman Trophy-winning former NFL superstar—called himself “a proud pro-life Christian” who “will always stand up for our unborn children.”

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Walker said he supports states banning aboritons but indicated he would also support the 15-week abortion ban at the federal level that would protect babies in states that allow abortions up to birth like California and New York.

“I believe the issue should be decided at the state level, but I would support this policy,” he said.

Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life, recently said Walker has been under constant attack from abortion activists and pro-life voters need to step up to support him.

“The Big Abortion Lobby’s attacks against Herschel Walker are just sickening. But the worst part is… they appear to be working. A new poll shows that Walker has fallen 3 POINTS behind pro-abortion Senator, Raphael Warnock. And after looking at the fundraising disparity in this election, I can see why,” she said.

Dannenfelser says Georgia is one of the best opportunities to replace a pro-abortion senator with someone pro-life.

“Georgia is our best chance to pick up a pro-life Senate seat and destroy Kamala’s 50-50 pro-abortion majority,” she said. “But with Warnock raising nearly triple the funds as Walker, I worry we’re in deep trouble in Georgia. That’s why Pro-Life America PAC is doing everything in our power to give Walker a boost during the final two-month stretch of the election.”

She said Walker needs pro-life voters to support Walker and “fight back against Warnock’s lies and win the 1 election that can deliver us a pro-life majority.”

Walker, a former standout running back at the University of Georgia who captured the Heisman Trophy in 1982, is solidly pro-life. Walker has attacked pro-abortion Senator Raphael Warnock and the “radical left.” He said Democrats had put “maniacs” in charge, and the election was about saving the country from a group that “don’t even like you.”

“They don’t even like this country,” he said. He added, “It’s time for us to wake up from this nightmare, time for us to get up, get back on track.”

Walker promised to vote pro-life without exceptions in an interview with reporters last week after a Macon, Georgia campaign event.

“There’s no exception in my mind,” he said when asked about cases of rape and incest. “Like I say, I believe in life. I believe in life.”

The Republican candidate said he believes children conceived in horrible circumstances still have worth and potential.

“You never know what a child is going to become,” Walker said. “And I’ve seen some people, they’ve had some tough times, but I always said, ‘No matter what, tough times make tough people.’”

Recently, he received an endorsement from the National Right to Life Committee.

“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,” NRLC president Carol Tobias said.

Tobias contrasted Walker’s strong pro-life stance with that of Warnock, who currently holds the Senate seat.

“Georgia deserves a pro-life senator like Herschel Walker who is committed to building a culture of life,” she said. “Walker’s stance for life stands in stark contrast to the out-of-touch record of Warnock who supports abortion for any reason until birth.”

Warnock, a self-proclaimed “pro-choice pastor,” recently voted for legislation that would force states to allow unborn babies to be aborted for basically any reason up to birth even if Roe v. Wade is overturned. He has a 100-percent pro-abortion voting record, according to NRLC.

In contrast, Herschel Walker has spoken publicly about his conservative pro-life beliefs for years. In September, he said he is running for U.S. Senate “because I love America. And I’ve got to fight for America. It is time for us to stop wondering what we’re going to do but do it because what we’ve got now.”