A second woman has now come forward alleging that Georgia GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker pressured her to get an abortion after she got pregnant during their relationship.
The woman, who was identified by attorney Gloria Allred as “Jane Doe,” during a news conference Wednesday said Walker “pressured” her into getting an abortion after she learned she was pregnant in 1993. The woman said Walker drove her to a clinic in Dallas, Texas, for the abortion one day after she backed out of moving ahead with the procedure.
“After discussing the pregnancy with Herschel several times, he encouraged me to have an abortion and gave me the money to do so,” Doe said. “I went to a clinic in Dallas, but I simply couldn’t go through with it. I left the clinic in tears. When I told Herschel what had happened, he was upset and said that he was going to go back with me to the clinic the next day for me to have the abortion. He then drove me to the clinic the following day and waited for hours in the parking lot until I came out. He then drove me to get medications and supplies as prescribed and then drove me home.”
This new allegation comes weeks after another woman told The Daily Beast that Walker paid for her to get an abortion when she got pregnant with their child in 2009. The woman provided the Daily Beast with a $575 receipt from an abortion clinic as well as a “get well card” from Walker and an image of a $700 check signed by him.
Walker urged her to get an abortion again when she got pregnant two years later but she did not go through with it and ended her relationship with him instead.
Walker denied paying for the first woman’s abortion or pushing her to terminate the pregnancy, calling it a lie. He later told NBC News that the check was his but he had no idea what the woman was using it for.
Walker’s denial is what prompted this second woman to come forward.
“Particularly, I saw him state that the woman’s claims were not true because he never signed any cards using the letter ‘H,'” Doe said. “I knew that was not true because he had often signed letters to me using ‘H.'”
Walker, a staunch anti-abortion candidate who believes there should be no exceptions, is already denying the new allegations from the second woman.
“Now the Democrats are doing and saying anything they can to win this seat,” Walker said on Wednesday. “But I want them to know they don’t know Hershel Walker. …. I told them when I got in this race, I’m gonna win. They now see that I am gonna win.”