Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker (R) has again denied abortion allegations after a second woman came forward Wednesday (October 26) claiming she was pressured into getting the procedure while the two were in a romantic relationship decades ago, per NBC News.
“I’m done with this foolishness. I’ve already told people this is a lie, and I’m not going to entertain, continue to carry a lie along,” Walker said at a campaign stop. “And I also want to let you know that I didn’t kill JFK, either. And right now, they, Sen. [Raphael] Warnock, got crushed at that debate, and now the Democrats are doing so, whatever they can to win this, to win this seat.”
The woman, who is choosing to remain anonymous and identify as "Jane Doe" out of safety concerns, and lawyer Gloria Allred said Wednesday that she met Walker in the 1980s and the pair ultimately "fell in love." In April 1993, Jane Doe found out she was pregnant and knew the child was Walker's because she allegedly "wasn't intimate with anyone else at the time."
Allred provided evidence that she said supports the alleged relationship, including an apparent voice message from Walker, a picture of him on a bed, and greeting cards that the lawyer claims he signed.
“After discussing the pregnancy with Herschel several times, he encouraged me to have an abortion,” Jane Doe said while speaking to reporters anonymously over Zoom. The woman added that she went to an abortion clinic in Dallas but “couldn’t go through with” the procedure, which made Walker “upset."
“He then drove me to the clinic the following day and waited for hours in the parking lot until I came out,” she said. “I was devastated because I felt that I had been pressured into having an abortion.”
“Anyone who believes I am coming forward because Herschel is running as a Republican candidate — that is simply not the case. I am a registered independent, and I voted for Donald Trump in both elections,” Jane Doe continued. “I do not believe that Herschel is morally fit to be a U.S. senator. And that is the reason why I am speaking up.”
The allegation comes after a different woman claimed that Walker urged her to have an abortion in 2009 and that he gave her a $700 check to pay for the procedure. Walker admitted the check was his but has repeatedly denied that its intended use was to pay for an abortion.
Rachel Petri, a campaign manager for Warnock, said the allegations represent a “troubling pattern.”
“We know Herschel Walker has a problem with the truth, a problem answering questions, and a problem taking responsibility for his actions,” Petri said in a statement. “Today’s new report is just the latest example of a troubling pattern we have seen play out again and again and again. Herschel Walker shouldn’t be representing Georgians in the U.S. Senate.”