Rep. Steve King Denies That Young Women Get Pregnant From Statutory Rape or Incest
Iowa Rep. Steve King, who appeared on a panel discussion with white supremacists at the last CPAC convention, is in the news today for saying something every bit as stupid and hateful as Rep. Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comments.
King says he didn’t want to give his thoughts on Akin’s comment because he wasn’t sure of the context of the remark. He did, however, say he supports Akin’s character.
“Todd Akin is a strong Christian man, with a wonderful family,” King said.
That’s how Congressman King sees Todd Akin. But Akin’s comment about rape had both Democrats and Republicans asking him to drop out of the Missouri Senate race on Monday.
Akin told a reporter that pregnancies from rape are “really rare” and suggested rape victims are less likely to get pregnant. …
King supports the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.”� It would ban Federal funding of abortions except in cases of forcible rape. Right now, Medicaid also covers abortions for victims of statutory rape or incest - for example, a 12 year old who gets pregnant.
Congressman King says he’s not aware of any young victims like that.
“Well I just haven’t heard of that being a circumstance that’s been brought to me in any personal way, and I’d be open to discussion about that subject matter,” he said.
The GOP should just change its name to the Caveman Party.