surprise: Edwards wanted mistress to abort their baby
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
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
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
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
John Edwards demonstrates the pro-abort mentality: Only wanted,
convenient children are precious.
Contact: Jill Stanek
January 27, 2010
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