Days after a bombshell report revealed Herschel Walker, a staunch anti-abortion candidate in Georgia’s Senate race, paid for a former girlfriend’s abortion in 2009, the same woman told the New York Times" data-ga-track="ExternalLink:https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/07/us/politics/herschel-walker-abortion.html">New York Times on Friday he urged her to get a second abortion two years later—throwing another wrench into the Republican candidate’s campaign that’s already riddled with scandals.
The woman, whose name was not disclosed, told the New York Times Walker implored her to end her pregnancy in 2011, but decided against it, ending their relationship and giving birth to one of Walker’s four sons.
The woman also said Walker has been absent for much of their son’s life, at odds with his platform of family values and support for a nationwide ban on abortions without exceptions for rape, incest or harm to the mother.
While Walker did not respond to requests for comment to the Times, the paper did confirm details of the woman’s account with family court records and one of her friends.
The allegations are just the latest in a barrage of claims against Walker, a former Heisman Trophy winner with the University of Georgia and outspoken supporter of former President Donald Trump.
It comes just days after the Daily Beast reported Walker paid the anonymous woman $700 to cover the cost of an abortion—an allegation he denied, calling the report a “hatchet job from a democrat activist,” in a post on Twitter.