Tim Murphy quits Congress amid claims he pressured woman to have abortion

  • Pennsylvania congressman was reportedly having extra-marital affair
  • Murphy, first elected in 2002, tells Paul Ryan he’ll resign on 21 October

Representative Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania will resign from Congress after claims that the anti-abortion Republican had urged a woman he was having an extramarital affair with to have an abortion.

In the aftermath of reports about the affair, as well as allegations of abusive conduct against members of his staff, Murphy had initially said that he would retire from Congress at the end of his term on Wednesday.

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