Hypocrisy: Republican senator and candidate for Louisiana governor David Vitter asked his former mistress to abort their love child, despite the fact that he claims to be an anti-abortion, “pro-life,” “family values,” conservative.
Former sex worker Wendy Ellis reports she had an affair with Vitter, that he impregnated her and then demanded that she abort the fetus. Ellis says she did not acquiesce to Vitter’s demands, and instead went through with the pregnancy and put the child up for adoption.
BERRY: He asked you to have an abortion?
ELLIS: Absolutely. But you can sit there and walk across the grassy knoll holding your wife and your children’s hands and screaming “family values,” but you want me to go abort my baby.
BERRY: And you didn’t do that because you have religious beliefs regarding abortion or was it personal beliefs?
ELLIS: It was personal beliefs. I believe that if I’m woman enough to lay down and spread my legs, I’m woman enough to make the right decision. The child didn’t asked to be brought into this world. You know, I don’t believe in that whatsoever. That’s just disgusting to me.
Ellis told Berry she wanted to set the record straight because she has Lupus and is dying.
In 2007, Vitter admitted a “very serious sin” after his name turned up in the phone records of Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the so-called D.C. Madam who was accused of running a high-end prostitution ring
However, some are doubting some statements made by Ellis concerning Vitter, pointing to some inconsistencies in the former sex worker’s story.
On Saturday, a spokesman for the Vitter campaign adamantly denied the allegations.
Blog of New Orleans notes:
… this remains largely a “she said/he said” tale that may never be proved totally true or totally false.
As for public policy concerning abortion and women’s health, earlier this month Vitter introduced the misnamed “Women’s Health and Public Safety Act,” which would allow states to exclude abortion providers from receiving Medicaid funding.
In a press release for the anti-woman legislation Vitter stated:
States should certainly have control over where these taxpayer dollars go, and that includes choosing to fund or not fund abortion mills – like Planned Parenthood. My legislation takes us one step closer to protecting the lives of innocent, vulnerable babies from monstrous abortion mills in a way that gives states the flexibility to decide what works best for them.
Currently Vitter is the senior United States Senator from Louisiana and a candidate for governor.
NPR reports Louisiana has an open primary: all candidates, regardless of party, are on the ballot Oct. 24 with the top two vote-getters likely facing off in a November runoff.