Hypocrite is the perfect word to describe GOP Congressman Scott DesJarlais, a man who claims to be “pro-life.” A new report has revealed that the Republican lawmaker, who was a former doctor, had sexual relations with his patients and paid for their abortions.
The report also reveals that DesJarlais also pressured his ex-wife to have two abortions while they were together.
The 53-year-old congressman said he paid the fine against him levied by the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners in 2013 for his sexual misconduct with patients.
“This happened nearly 20 years in the past,” said one of the patients, who was just 24 when they had their affair in 2000. “That’s where it needs to stay.”
But, a report by the Daily Mail revealed court documents that showed just how manipulative the Republican Congressman really was.
One of the patients he would sleep with he prescribed the now-banned painkiller Darvocet. DesJarlais also brought her to Las Vegas and bought her an $875 watch.
Another one of his patients told DesJarlais that he had gotten her pregnant. The Congressman, who called her a “psycho,” took the young woman to Atlanta for an abortion.
Despite the multiple abortions the former doctor pressured multiple women to have he continues to consider himself a “pro-life” advocate. “I’m pro-life and proud of it,” he says. “God has forgiven me.”