Pro-Life Rep. Tim Murphy Resigns After Abortion Scandal

Republican Rep. Tim Murphy announced Thursday that he will resign from Congress, effective Oct. 21. The announcement comes after it was revealed the pro-life Pennsylvania congressman had an extramarital affair and asked the mistress to have an abortion during a pregnancy scare, the AP reported. Murphy initially said yesterday that he would not seek re-election, but on Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced: “It was Dr. Murphy’s decision to move on to the next chapter of his life, and I support it. We thank him for his many years of tireless work on mental health issues here in Congress and his service to the country as a naval reserve officer.”