Herschel Walker faces second allegation of paying for woman's abortion An anonymous woman said Walker was a "hypocrite" for running an anti-abortion campaign after allegedly pressuring her to terminate a pregnancy.

Second woman says Ga. Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker paid for abortion

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A second woman is now accusing Georgia Republican Herschel Walker of paying for an abortion during a prior relationship. The woman, who wants her name withheld for privacy reasons, says she is speaking out because Walker called for abortion restrictions in his U.S. Senate campaign. Stephen Fowler of Georgia Public Broadcasting has details.

STEPHEN FOWLER, BYLINE: In a virtual press conference Wednesday, a woman calling herself Jane Doe said Herschel Walker pushed her to have an abortion in 1993, paid for it, and even drove her to the clinic.

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JANE DOE: Herschel Walker is a hypocrite, and he is not fit to be a U.S. senator.

FOWLER: Doe says she's not coming forward because of partisan politics, because she voted for former President Trump twice.

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DOE: And the reason I am here today is because he has publicly taken the position that he is, quote, "about life," unquote.

FOWLER: That and his denial of another story where an ex-girlfriend said Walker paid her to have one abortion and unsuccessfully pushed for another. NPR has not been able to independently corroborate either woman's claims. The press conference was called by notable women's rights advocate Gloria Allred, who is Doe's attorney. She shared things like letters, photos and other mementos that allegedly show the connection between Walker and the woman, including a voicemail Walker supposedly left while in Europe during the 1992 Winter Olympics.

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HERSCHEL WALKER: But I have to call you, like, early in the morning, 'cause it's late at night there when I'm up and the restaurant is open. But I keep trying to call you. I want to say I love you. OK.

FOWLER: Walker has continued to deny any and all claims he paid for an abortion, including on the campaign trail Wednesday. Just before the second woman's allegations became public, Walker deflected questions from reporters by dismissing the story before specific claims had been made.

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WALKER: I want to just say right now, you know, guys, I'm done with this foolishness. I've already told people this is a lie, and I'm not going to entertain...

FOWLER: Beyond the denials, Walker has recently tried to walk back his stance on abortion. He falsely claimed in a recent debate he always supported Georgia's law. It's a ban that starts around six weeks into pregnancy, with some exceptions, instead of his prior stance supporting a federal ban with no exceptions. It's a high-stakes race and could potentially decide which party controls the Senate. More than a million Georgians have already cast their ballots.

For NPR News, I'm Stephen Fowler in Atlanta.

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