‘Pro-Life’ Herschel Walker paid for the abortion of his girlfriend.
The woman has proof that the football star, who is now running for Senate, sent her a “get well” card.
Herschel Walker, a famous football player who is now running for Senate in Georgia, says he wants to completely ban abortion. He compares it to murder and says there should be “no exception” for rape, incest, or the life of the mother.
But the Republican candidate has backed an exception for at least one person: himself.
A woman who didn’t want to be named because she was worried about her privacy told The Daily Beast that Walker told her to get an abortion after she and Walker got pregnant while they were dating in 2009. The woman said that she got the surgery and that Walker paid for it.
She backed up these claims with a $575 receipt from the abortion clinic, a “get well” card from Walker, and a bank deposit receipt that showed a picture of Walker’s signed $700 personal check.
The woman said there was a difference of $125 because she had “ball-parked” the cost of an abortion after looking up the procedure on the internet and adding on costs like travel and recovery.
The Daily Beast also checked the woman’s claims with a close friend she told at the time, who took care of her in the days after the procedure, as both the woman and her friend said.
The woman said that Walker, who was not married at the time, told her it would be easier to end the pregnancy because it was “not the right time” for him to have a child. She felt the same way, but what she didn’t know was that Walker had a child with another woman without being married earlier that same year.
When asked if Walker had ever said that he regretted his choice, the woman said that Walker had never done so. When asked why she came forward, the woman said it was because Walker is very against abortion.
She said, “I just can’t take the lies any more.” “We all deserve better.”
When The Daily Beast asked the Walker campaign for a comment, Robert Ingram, a lawyer who works for both the campaign and Walker on his own, answered.
Ingram said in a phone call, “This is a lie.” He said that he had heard this from anonymous sources.
“All you want to do is run stories that are meant to hurt Black conservatives,” he told her. “You focus on conservative Black people.”
Ingram asked The Daily Beast to say who the woman was, but we didn’t do it.
After the story came out, Walker said in a statement that it was a “flat-out lie” and that he denied it in the “strongest terms possible.”
“I can’t take this any longer. I’m going to sue the Daily Beast for this lie that makes me look bad. It will be filed in the morning of tomorrow, “he said.
Christian Walker, Herschel’s adult son, took to Twitter to defend The Daily Beast and attack his father.
“Everyone in Herschel Walker’s family told him not to run for office because we all knew about his past.” “Each and every one,” Walker wrote.
“He decided to give us the finger, air all of his dirty laundry in public, and lie about it all at the same time.
The abortion happened on September 12, 2009, according to the $575 receipt. And the Bank of America deposit slip shows that Walker gave the woman a $700 check on September 17, 2009. After two days, the check was deposited.
The woman told The Daily Beast that Walker sent her the check in the “get well” card. She also showed proof that she was dating Walker.
On the front of this card is a picture of a hot cup of tea, and the words “Rest, Relax…” On the inside of the card, the message says, “…Recover.”
The card is signed, “Hope you feel better,” with Walker’s signature “H” flourish at the end of his name.
The woman, who is a registered Democrat and still talks to Walker, said that he didn’t tell her about his plan to run for the Senate before August 2021, when he announced it. Since then, though, one of Walker’s top supporters has asked her many times if she would be willing to vouch for his character. He even asked her again in August of this year.
During a 40-minute phone call in June about one of Walker’s children he had with a woman he wasn’t married to, The Daily Beast asked him several times if he had ever had an abortion with any of his past partners. After trying to avoid the question several times, he finally said that he hadn’t.
Weeks later, at a campaign event, a Democratic activist pretending to be a Walker supporter asked the same question, asking the NFL star if he had ever “paid for” or “caused” someone to have an abortion.
Walker told the activist twice, “No,” which was caught on video by the activist.
Walker is running in one of the most important races in the country, and the winner could decide which party controls the Senate. It’s also one of the closest races in the country, with recent polls showing Walker just behind Sen. Raphael Warnock, the Democrat who is running against him.
But Walker has been rocked by reports that he has lied about his past and hidden several love children. His ex-wife says he put a gun to her head and said, “I’m going to blow your brains out.” Still, the claim that he not only told a romantic partner to get an abortion but also paid for it could be the most shocking thing that has been said so far.
After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in July, abortion rights have become one of the most important campaign issues in every state. The ruling made more people sign up to vote and vote in elections all over the country, especially women. A recent CBS/YouGov poll found that likely Georgia voters who said the abortion issue is “very important” were more than twice as likely to support Warnock as Walker, 67 percent to 32 percent.
In this kind of situation, many Republicans running for office in close races have tried to play it safe so as not to turn off women voters.
Since Walker’s comments, abortion has been one of the most talked-about issues in Georgia. The famous football player from the University of Georgia has gotten a lot of attention from the media for his outspoken and absolute support of a total ban, both statewide and federally. He has said that the procedure is the same as murder many times, and he doesn’t support any exceptions, not even for rape, incest, or saving the mother’s life, which Walker has called “excuses.”
Walker told reporters in May, “There’s no way around it.” “Like I say, I believe in life. I have faith in life.”
Walker has also said that he has not recently changed his mind about abortion. Last month, he said that he has “always” been “for life.”
Two weeks ago, Walker went against the other Senate candidates when he said he would back Sen. Lindsey Graham’s 15-week federal ban (R-SC). Other candidates didn’t say anything about Graham’s plan, but Walker told Politico that he “WOULD” support such a bill if he were elected.
“Raphael Warnock wants to make it legal to kill babies right up until they are born. In a statement to Politico, Walker said, “We need to do better.” “I am proud to be a Christian who supports life, and I will always fight for our unborn children. I think the issue should be decided at the state level, but I WOULD support this policy.”
At a campaign event for Georgia farmers in July, Walker was asked if he thought November voters would remember the state’s recently passed ban.
The Gainesville Times says that Walker said, “People don’t care about that.” “People are worried about gas prices and food prices. That’s not even something they talk about. I’m not hearing anything like that.”
At another campaign stop four days earlier, Walker said, “There isn’t a national ban on abortion right now, and I think that’s a problem. I’m pro-life, and I’m not going to explain why.”
Even though this may turn off some voters, it has made him very popular with people who are against abortion. They see him as a champion for their cause.
“Herschel Walker will be an effective advocate for unborn babies and their mothers in Washington, and he has shown the passion and perseverance it takes to win the critically important Georgia Senate race,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life, which backed Walker over his Republican primary opponents in April.
Walker has been married twice and is known to have four children from two different women. In July, The Daily Beast reported that Walker had lied to his own campaign staff when he said that two of these children didn’t exist. Walker had also kept these children from the public for years, even though he had spoken out against fatherless homes in the Black community.
Walker paid for the abortion in the same year that one of these children was born.
The next year, in 2010, Walker told Howard Stern on the radio that he had only ever slept with two women.
Walker says he is a true Christian, and he often uses his faith to explain why he is against abortion, even when he is campaigning.
“To say that it’s OK for a woman to kill her baby when God said, “Thou shalt not kill.” And I said, “You know, I can’t, I can’t square it,” Walker said at a conservative Christian values roundtable in August. “There’s no way around that.”