Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN), the former physician turned anti-abortion Tennessee Republican congressman, says he hadn’t given abortion as much thought as he “should have” when he supported his first wife’s decisions to have two abortions, and that he often used “very poor judgment” during his first marriage and the separation that followed it. He now looks back with regret, he says, on the sexual relationships he had with two patients, three co-workers and a drug company representative while he was chief of staff at Grandview Medical Center in Jasper.
But now that DesJarlais has given abortion a little more thought... he's come to the conclusion that abortion should be banned. It's just a coincidence that he ran out of wives and mistresses with unplanned pregnancies at roughly the same time that he concluded that abortion should be banned. Oh, and gay marriage should be banned because it's a threat to the kind of traditional family values that DesJarlais supports. There's no telling how many abortions DesJarlais' wives and girlfriends would have had, or how many employees and patients he would've fucked, if same-sex marriage were legal in Tennessee.
Nothing see here. Move along.
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