US Senate GOP candidate Herschel Walker has said he opposes abortion with no exceptions.
A woman told The Daily Beast that Walker paid her $700 to get an abortion in 2009.
Walker immediately denied the report and called it a "flat-out lie" in a Tweet.
Herschel Walker, the GOP Georgia Senate candidate who said there should not be any exceptions made for abortions, reimbursed a woman more than a decade ago for her procedure, The Daily Beast reported on Monday.
The woman told the outlet that Walker urged her to get an abortion when she got pregnant while they were dating back in 2009. She was not named to maintain her privacy.
Walker immediately denied the report on Twitter, called it a "flat-out lie," and said he planned to sue The Daily Beast for defamation on Tuesday.
—Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) October 3, 2022
The Beast's Roger Sollenberger reported that the woman shared a $575 receipt from an abortion clinic as well as a "get well card" from Walker and an image of a $700 check signed by him.
According to The Daily Beast, the receipt said the abortion took place on September 12, 2009, and the check from Walker was dated September 17, 2009.
A friend also corroborated the woman's story and told Sollenberger that she took care of the woman after the procedure.
Walker's campaign did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
An attorney for Walker's campaign, Robert Ingram, told The Beast the story was "false."
During an on-air interview with Sean Hannity, Walker continued to claim that the report was a "lie." When Hannity asked about the $700 payment, Walker said, "I send money to a lot of people," and referenced his charity work and religious beliefs.
The senate candidate previously made his stance clear that there should be no exceptions for abortion.
"There's no exception in my mind," Walker told reporters after a campaign speech in Macon, Georgia. "Like I say, I believe in life. I believe in life."
The Republican senate candidate also backed Sen. Lindsey Graham's proposal for a 15-week national ban on abortions.
Walker previously made contradicting statements about his children. He said he was the father of an only child before reports revealed that he had three more kids. The Daily Beast first reported the story. The candidate later said he "never denied" any of his children and didn't want them to get dragged into campaign politics.
Walker, a former NFL running back, faces incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in November's midterm elections.
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