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DesJarlais' abortion flap on "Colbert Report"

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) -- "The Colbert Report" targeted U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais from Tennessee Wednesday night, lampooning the pro-life congressman's abortion scandal.

The satirical political show on Comedy Central featured revelations that the Jasper, TN., physician urged a patient with whom he had a sexual relationship to get an abortion a dozen years ago.

Show host Stephen Colbert recognized the congressman as the show's "Alpha Dog of the Week," highlighting a statement on DesJarlais' website which says "all life should be cherished and protected."

"DesJarlais recently proved his flexibility by lifting his leg," Colbert said, "and peeing on his own position."

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