Scott DesJarlais, a pro-life Republican congressman, said that he thinks God has forgiven him during a radio show on Saturday. DesJarlais told Ralph Bristol:
“As far as where I stand on pro-life [issues,] I feel I have been very solid in my views. I don’t think, Ralph, that I implied that there was nothing in my past. I didn’t go back and dig up all my personal shortcomings and display them. I went through this divorce a long time ago. I made a very poor decision in my first marriage. I know God’s forgiven me.”
Transcript of conversation with the woman DesJarlais had an affair with about terminating her pregnancy, obtained from Huffington Post:
DesJarlais: You told me you’d have an abortion, and now we’re getting too far along without one.
Woman: You told me you would have time to go with me and everything.
DesJarlais: I said, if I could, I would, didn’t I? And I will try. If I can [find] time, you’re saying you still will?