Skip to comments.Rep. Steve King: I’ve never ‘heard of’ statutory rape victims becoming pregnant
Posted on 08/21/2012 12:25:07 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
Rep Steve King (R-Iowa) jumped into the "legitimate rape" fray Tuesday by telling a local reporter that he doesn't personally know of any victims of statutory rape or incest who became pregnant from the attacks.
The reporter asked King about a bill he put forward last year that would have barred federal Medicaid funds from going towards abortions except when the life of the mother is in danger or in the case of "forcible rape." (The current law just makes an exception for "rape," without the forcible part.) The new terminology would most likely prevent people who become pregnant from incest or statutory rape--when an adult has sex with someone under the age of consent--from accessing Medicaid-funded abortions. King told the reporter he didn't know of anyone who had become pregnant under those circumstances.
"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. (Talking Points Memo points to a 1996 Guttmacher Institute study that found that half of all pregnancies among minors were fathered by adult men.)
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This is beyond stupid.
Wasn’t there that dad in germany that kept his daughter hidden for years and fathered his own grandchildren.
Either way this R-Iowa should STFU
Yep. Stupid is as stupid does. Our congressman may sink this whole election. Do these people learn nothing from the Angle loss. It is all about message discipline. If Angle had kept on message, we would no longer have a Senator Reid.
King is going to help get Akin elected to the Senate. This is a BRILLIANT move by patriotic Rep King. God Bless you Rep. Steve King and Rep Todd Akin....Thank God for you both in the political World. Wish more were like you.
because they probably got lucky and didn’t get pregnant or got unlucky and got an abortion.
What in the @#($*& is wrong with these morons?
Shut your pieholes you ignorant wastes of space and taxpayer money.
Sweet baby Moses, this is beyond amazing.
Statutory rape victims are Planned Parenthood’s bread and butter.
Debt! Debt! Debt!
Deficit! Deficit! Deficit!
ObamaCare! ObamaCare! ObamaCare!
Foreign Affairs! Foreign Affairs! Foreign Affairs!
Else: STFU !!
Oh, good grief. Does he not know what statutory rape is, or does he not know how pregnancy happens?
Shut up already.
I fail to see how Rep. King proving he’s an idiot helps out Rep. Akin (who has already done so).
I am starting to feel like people are getting paid off here to throw the election. We literally had Obama cornered 48 hours ago and now all of a sudden we are giving Democrats and Obama the Fluke gift all over again and the media at least 2 months of discussions on a fake war on women.
Stupid m-f’ing Republican IDIOTS can’t keep their mouths shut and let Biden/Obama and the rest of the Marxist Dems cut their own throats.
We just lost all that we had on Biden’s “gaffes” with these 2 idiots. STFU!!!!!!!
I guess Rep. King forget about the saying involving holes. Good Gawd. All this crap because the Pro-Life purists have to dance around the fact that most Americans want women to be allowed access to abortion if they are raped.
Once more for emphasis.
There is nothing brilliant about it. It’s a media war...it is always a media war...don’t you get it? Are you that ignorant to think that principles matter at a time like this in politics? We are fighting for the country’s life here and you want to give this f-cking idiot an “atta boy!”?
sigh.....sadly I’ve been seeing this same ignorance of the female reproductive system on the Akin threads here the last 2 days.
We’re just going to hand it all right over to the enemy.
“Wasnt there that dad in germany that kept his daughter hidden for years and fathered his own grandchildren.”
Josef Fritzl was from Austria.
Straight-up headline lie.
I agree that they should concentrate on jobs and the economy, but relax, this is late August, everybody but we political junkies are on vacation or getting ready for labor day, nobody is paying attention. By the time the conventions are over and people start paying attention, nobody will remember what Akin or King (or even Biden for that matter) said in August.
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