Herschel Walker reimbursed woman after abortion: Daily Beast

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Herschel Walker reimbursed woman after abortion: Daily Beast
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  • GOP candidate for U.S. Senate Herschel Walker said he opposes abortion without exception.
  • A woman told The Daily Beast that Walker paid her $700 to have an abortion in 2009.
  • Walker immediately denied the report and called it a “brazen lie” in a Tweet.

Herschel Walker, the GOP candidate for the Georgia Senate who has said there should be no exceptions for abortions, reimbursed a woman more than a decade ago for her intervention, the Daily Beast reported Monday.

The woman told the outlet that Walker urged her to have an abortion when she became pregnant while they were dating in 2009. She was not named to preserve her privacy.

Walker immediately denied the report on Twitter, called it a “brainless lie” and said he planned to sue The Daily Beast for defamation on Tuesday.

Roger Sollenberger of The Beast reported that the woman shared a $575 receipt from an abortion clinic along with a “recovery card” from Walker and an image of a $700 check signed by him.

According to The Daily Beast, the receipt stated that the abortion took place on September 12, 2009, and Walker’s check was dated September 17, 2009.

A friend also corroborated the woman’s story and told Sollenberger that she took care of the woman after the procedure.

Walker’s campaign did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

A Walker campaign lawyer, Robert Ingram, told The Beast the story was “fake”.

During on-air interview with Sean Hannity, Walker went on to claim that the report was a “lie”. When Hannity asked about the $700 payment, Walker said, “I send money to a lot of people” and referenced her charity work and religious beliefs.

The Senate candidate has previously made it clear that there should be no exceptions for abortion.

“There are no exceptions in my mind,” Walker told reporters after a campaign speech in Macon, Georgia. “As I say, I believe in life. I believe in life.”

The Republican Senate candidate also backed Sen. Lindsey Graham’s proposal for a 15-week nationwide ban on abortions.

Walker had previously made conflicting claims about her children. He said he was the father of an only child before reports revealed he had three other children. The Daily Beast first reported the story. The candidate later said he “never denied” any of his children and did not want them drawn into campaign politics.

Walker, a former NFL running back, takes on incumbent Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock in November’s midterm elections.

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