- MONICA Lewinsky had an abortion during her affair with President Clinton,
but claimed he was not the father.
- A depressed Ms Lewinsky revealed to a
social worker during an initial counselling session in November 1996 that
she had terminated a pregnancy.
- She revealed her affair with the President
during her second visit a week later.
- Ms Lewinsky went to see Washington social
worker Kathleen Estep after a doctor at the weight loss clinic she was
attending at the time became concerned about her depression.
- In an affidavit, the 53-year-old Estep
said she quickly discovered Ms Lewinsky's depression was linked to an abortion
arising from a "short relationship".
- "[She] went into details of her
relationship with someone other than the President, who was the father
of the child," Ms Estep testified.
- She said she concluded Ms Lewinsky was
suffering from low self-esteem but was "not delusional".
- Mr Clinton has admitted a 16-month affair
with Ms Lewinsky which included "intimate sexual contact" but
- Ms Lewinsky has testified the relationship
was limited to oral sex.
- She told investigators her last sexual
encounter with Mr Clinton was in February last year four months after
she was first counselled by Estep.
- References to the abortion were contained
in more than 4500 pages of addition evidence released in the investigation
of the president by independent counsel Kenneth Starr, who has identified
11 possible charges for the impeachment of Mr Clinton.
- Women's groups across the US last night
were outraged that the abortion was included in the block of evidence made
public yesterday when simple swear words were blacked out.
- "What are they trying to do to this
girl? Those details have nothing to do with this investigation," said
psychologist Joyce Brothers.
- The evidence also reveals Ms Lewinsky
offered Linda Tripp, the Pentagon employee who blew the whistle on the
affair, part-ownership of a unit in Australia to lie under oath.