Go. Senate candidate Herschel Walker called for second abortions, according to the report

The mother of one of Herschel Walker’s children has said the Republican Senate candidate from Georgia ended a relationship with her in 2011 after she refused to have a second abortion, which she had two years earlier, according to a New York Times report. Instead, according to the report, the woman gave birth to the child.

The Washington Post has not independently verified the account, which builds on a story published earlier this week by the Daily Beast reporting that Walker, who campaigns on an anti-abortion platform, paid for the woman to have an abortion.

Walker denied paying for an abortion and said he did not know which woman made the allegation.

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“I don’t know anything about any woman getting an abortion,” Walker told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Thursday.

The woman, who has not been publicly identified, did not respond to several inquiries from The Post.

Walker’s campaign did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment on the Times’ report.

The revelations threaten to further complicate one of the most competitive Senate campaigns in the country and confirm fears among some Republicans that Walker’s chaotic personal history, including allegations of domestic violence, will continue to attract attention and scrutiny in the final weeks of the campaign.

Also on Friday, Walker’s campaign fired a political director amid allegations that he had unauthorized contact with reporters, according to a person familiar with the events who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal campaign matters.

Republicans have sought to go on the offensive in Georgia, releasing a new political ad highlighting Democratic Sen. Raphael G. Warnock’s history of opposition to abortion and other issues.

The candidates will be debated next Friday.

Alice Crites and Michael Scherer contributed to this report.

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