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DesJarlais claims mistress wasn't pregnant after all

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NASHVILLE, TN (Times Free Press) -- U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., a physician, said today he knew a woman he had sex with 12 years ago wasn't actually pregnant despite her claims he was responsible for impregnating her.

"There was no pregnancy and there was no abortion," the 4th Congressional District representative told the Times Free Press today.

DesJarlais, a freshman lawmaker who opposes abortion, is battling a controversy over a transcript of a recorded conversation in which he presses the unnamed woman to get an abortion.

"I was attempting to use strong language to get her to tell me the truth," said DesJarlais, who added that he didn't record the conversation and had no idea it was being recorded

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