GOP congressman repeatedly promoted antiabortion stance a week after reportedly telling mistress to get abortion https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...tress-to-get-abortion/?utm_term=.57d604f4490c Hypocrisy, thy name is Rep. Tim Murphy. ADVERTISING We already knew that the Pennsylvania Republican had engaged in an extramarital affair, after it came out in his mistress's divorce records. But things got much worse for Murphy on Tuesday: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting that text messages indicate he told his mistress to get an abortion when they had a pregnancy scare. That's especially problematic because Murphy is supposed to be an antiabortion congressman. He's got nearly a flawless voting record, as far as groups like the Family Research Council are concerned. And in fact, it was his promotion of that position that led to the fateful exchange with his mistress, Shannon Edwards.