Surprise, surprise: Edwards wanted mistress to abort their baby

The Politician: An insider's account of John Edwards's pursuit of the presidency and the scandal that brought him down

Yesterday the Wall Street Journal posted excerpts from the forthcoming book, The Politician: An insider's account of John Edwards's pursuit of the presidency and the scandal that brought him down.

The book was written by former Edwards' confidante Andrew Young, who for a time even took a bullet for Edwards and claimed he was the father of Reille Hunter's baby. Last week Edwards finally manned up and admitted his paternity.

WSJ described an excerpt from the book indicating Edwards wanted Hunter to abort:

    According to Young, Hunter called him in May 2007 to say she was pregnant. Young says that when he informed Edwards, the senator told him to "handle it," to which he replied: "I can't handle this one." Young writes that Edward unloaded on Hunter as a "crazy slut," said they had an "open relationship," and put his paternity chances at "one in three."

Reille and baby

    Young says that Edwards asked him for help persuading Hunter to have an abortion. Young writes that Hunter believed the baby to be "some kind of golden child, the reincarnated spirit of a Buddhist monk who was going to help save the world."

Fortunately, Hunter resisted this all too typical coercive attempt by a sexually exploitative and irresponsible man to abort his own baby.

Of course Edwards is a pro-abort, which as we see is incredibly self-serving for men.

Edwards was ready to sacrifice his own baby for political and personal expediency.

This is all the more unimaginable when remembering Edwards' 16-year-old son Wade was killed in a car accident, and Elizabeth had to undergo fertility treatments to conceive their youngest 2 children, Jack and Emma Claire.

John Edwards demonstrates the pro-abort mentality: Only wanted, convenient children are precious.

Contact: Jill Stanek
Publish Date: January 27, 2010
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