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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By your logic, unless you are licensed in an area, you should not comment at all. Ever. Even in your gay state.
No, that’s not true at all. Every time some dumb male GOP pol (or Rush) says something stupid like this, I get inundated with hysterical, chain emails from normally politically apathetic liberal women.
This stuff cuts through more substantial news like a razor and gets right to those who are most turned off by it.
UNlike Akin, King didn’t say what the reporter claims he said.
He said that nobody had brought that particular issue to him to discuss, and he would be happy to discuss it.
BTW, I don’t personally know any girl who was pregnant by statutory rape. That doesn’t mean I don’t think it happens. It means I don’t know them personally.
But That isn’t what King said either.
How is this brilliant? He is making the Republican Party as a whole look like a bunch of sexist idiots. Of course there have been women who have gotten pregnant from rape. Oprah Winfrey had on her show some women who had chosen to keep and raise the babies as their own. (They were white women with black babies).
Anyone who claims that you can't get pregnant from 'real' or 'legimate' rape is referring to the old FALSE wives tale that women can only get pregnant if they have an orgasm. And orgasm means no 'real' rape. Please, PLEASE stop the Republican politicians from spouting off on this.
“And the Pulitzer Prize for creative reinterpretation of an extracted quote goes to Yahoo News.”
Indeed, and we proceed to crucify our own. Good thing they didn’t ask him about his exercise routine. If he said he runs up hill every morning they’d write “Rep. Gets High Every Morning!” Sadly, it would seem, not many would check if it was taken out of context and twisted, while the left laughs at how they got us to throw one of ours under the bus.
Words fail me. At least the words I permit myself to use fail me.
Are you missing a dosage..... or ten?
>Perhaps there IS a biological mechanism which deters raped women from getting pregnant!
Perhaps there IS an influx of DUmmys from the DUmpster waking up here and doing all they can to elect their democrat party!
Yes, the waking sleepers are fragging the blind as we speak.
I guess they get tired of DUmpster diving and go for the gold here.
Does that mean there are two of you who don’t know what statuatory rape is?
Did he really tell the reporter that??? Here are his cited words:
"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.
Did he include anal rape as well?
Did you read what King actually said? Or are you simply poised to accompany the MSM as they seek to destroy Republicans?
I guess it doesn’t do much good to speculate on it until we see some real numbers.
No I am posting what the liberals are running with on fire today. Oh and that Republicans need to STFU on this subject around the media...we CAN NOT AFFORD any soundbites at all or any attention on anything else other than the economy, jobs, Biden’s words, and Obama’s Marxist actions.
We just lost MO. We don’t need to start having Sandra Fluke in our faces every day telling us the GOP is the party of RAPE with these stupid soundbytes.
What Rep. King really said: 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.
What a moron. What is the upside to continuing this conversation?
Looks like the headline is a lie —
Doesn’t matter what King said. Doesn’t matter what Akin said. They gotta go under the bus.
Why would the GOP be the “party of rape” when Akin specifically called for harsh punishment against rapists in the very interview that’s causing all the huff?
Does that mean he spoke Austrian? Doesn't matter, I'm sure he didn't worry that women's bodies "shut down" when he raped his daughter.
Josef Fritzl was from Austria.
No German could be an evil man.
How does a lawmaker not know what “statutory” rape is? It can be as simple as a 21 year old man having sex with a 16 year old girl and if the state says consense is 18 it’s statutory. Same with an older woman and younger man.
And I’m sure plenty of girls have gotten pregnant this way.
Yet Pelosi, Reid and Obama have credibility to force religious institutions to pay for other people's contraceptives? Or to take over the country's health care system in general? Why don't we stop eating our own over minor issues and focus on the major problems caused by the immoral opposition.
Geez. I just pointed out that Josef Fritzl was from Austria was all.
Fluke is a dude demonstrating what a billion dollars can buy. Turns out not much eh!
Rep. King: "You know, harsh new forcible rape legislation is a discussion I would LOVE to have."
Yahoo headline: Rep. Steve King Loves to Talk About Forcible Rape
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2921290/posts this is not at all a minor issue. His biggest fan seems to be his opponent, the village idiot otherwise known as Senator Claire McCaskill. He’s got to at least dump her!
Stress signal causes abnormal implantation location and pregnancy loss
Journal of Biological Chemistry ^ | 2011-2-25 | Journal of Biological Chemistry
People often make exceptions for pregnancy in the case of rape and incest. Incest isn’t a form of rape? It isn’t “legitimate rape”? Why distinguish?
It’s like when Liberals denounce parental notification laws saying “what if the girl got pregnant by her dad, then he’d know!”. If PP kills the baby without notifying the authorities and prosecuting the father of the baby, they have covered up a case of sexual abuse.
But lets stick with rash judgments that sound good.
People often make exceptions for killing in the case of self defense. Self defense isn't a form of killing?
Is "Thou shalt not kill" up for interpretation or is it not?
Lamestream media lie again.
There is consensual incest between two adults as well as between two minors. There is statutory rape between consenting adults and minors (which is rape) and forced incest (which is also forced sex which is also rape).
The “incest” the left dredges up is forced sex (as in, Planned Parenthood can’t be forced to notify the parents of pregnant teens because they may have been the ones who raped her). Such rape needs to be exposed and prosecuted, not covered up by Planned Parenthood (they’ve been caught on tape numerous times coaching girls to lie to them so that the abortions can be performed without bringing police in for prosecution of statutory or other rape). Planned Parenthood is PRO-rape. It’s good for business and they do not like cops sniffing around.
Akin’s comments have gotten much more media exposure than the tapes of Planned Parenthood shielding rapists from exposure. Why is that?
Come on man. Steve. Dude. Come on. What? Really?
I been watching the spin on this both sides and it looks like yet another case (100+) of Republicans taking on a ‘conservative’ position to please a segment of voters then not having any idea how to defend it to general voters. The polls show most voters sympathize with rape victims and Republicans are now stuck dancing around this issue making fools of themselves because they never thought out how to explain the issue to general voters, Akin taking the lead.
This is like illegals bringing their kids over and their kids immediately become victims of the system. Republicans have no idea how to debate that issue either.
when trying to play the 'shades of gray' game, one finds themselves being in the mushy middle more often than not...
if these peckerwoods had any real moral convictions, and simply stood on that, theyd at least be taken seriously as being somewhat honest/trustworthy...
the progressive commies have no problem standing their ground on every failed issue, not the least of which is their "pro-DEATH" policy for anything besides animals and serial killers...
rule of law doesnt allow for shades of gray, neither in our Republic, or in Gods court...
Obviously Obama and Dems lie like hell too (easy to point out) but they appear united behind Obama in allowing him to play the polls. They hated Obama-care, they hated (some of the ) the tax cut extensions, but he keeps them on his team.
Obama is uniting Democrats for the fight.
Romney cant do that with Republicans because....remember the ABBO cry: “At least with Romney we have A chance, we have no chance with Obama’. You think Dems say that about Obama or Pelosi? No-one trusts Romney or Boehner.
Ryan was supposed to do that, unite the party.
” Romney cant do that with Republicans because....remember the ABBO cry: At least with Romney we have A chance, we have no chance with Obama. You think Dems say that about Obama or Pelosi? No-one trusts Romney or Boehner.”
I should have said we have no chance of avoiding a civil war if Obama is elected, and I stand firm on this conviction.Obama would either deliberately start it, or would become such a dictator, that he caused it to happen. I wonder how many American “patriots” “conservatives” would fight to the death for their country. We may find out, and if so, it will be UGLY.
Yes there is a double standard. So? Why is there a double standard?
As I said on another thread:
Why do we bother to ask such a reflexively stupid question?
Why wouldn't there be a double standard?
If the right is morally superior to the left, then of course the left will be held to a lower standard.
If the left maintained the same standards of self-reproach, they wouldn't condone or support so many of the reprehensible tenets that they do.
It's self-evident that the whore has more fun than the ole biddy churchlady. If the whore cleaned up her act and went to church then she wouldn't be a whore anymore.
The answer is the media is biased. Expose the double standard of the PARTISAN PRESS.
Apologies and evidence matter not to them. They have the aptitude of snarky junior high students.
The only winning move is not to get caught up in their snares.
A more conservative prediction would be that Republicans take over the Senate and more seats in the House in the 2014 midterm as a backlash. However the stupid party can blow that opportunity too.
RE” I wonder how many American patriots conservatives would fight to the death for their country. We may find out, and if so, it will be UGLY. ”
Given that Republicans most valued base voters are those on medicare and SS (and those with 10 years of getting it) and Republicans promised to protect them from cuts with every last dime of future generations money, I would say that they will not support a civil war. A war would threaten their gravy train.
Probably the same with all those Dems who Obama is giving $$$ to.
Do I sound cynical?? :)
Of course the media is biased.
Most people in journalism are probably ok with abortion or even partial-birth infanticide as a woman’s choice.
Anyone who can rationalize that will certainly despise the group (conservatives) who holds that as morally repugnant.
Of course, then, there will be a double standard.
But in politics, it’s possible to be true to your morality and advance moral causes without making a joke out of your entire movement like Akin is doing.
” A more conservative prediction would be that Republicans take over the Senate and more seats in the House in the 2014 midterm as a backlash. However the stupid party can blow that opportunity too.”
They WILL blow it, as long as the drunk(Boehner), and the fossil(McConnell), remain in power. Count on it.
” I would say that they will not support a civil war.”
The Republicans in D. C. support a civil war? Hell no. The citizens and individual states would though. Arizona has all but ceseded from the Obama Dictatorship already.
” Do I sound cynical?? :) “
No, you are a realist. But I don’t think you and many others fully grasp just how evil Obama is, and how much damage he has caused, and how horrible it will be for us, if he gets back in. I believe many have become inured to the evil,because there has been so much of it.....often every day. Obama is a sociopath/psychopath.
The media covers up Bill Clinton’s history of rape and sexual harassment. The media covers up Planned Parenthood’s history of botched abortions and protection of child rapists.
At a point it isn’t “because they support a woman’s right to choose”. They protect EVIL and need to be called on it.
They are NOT against rape. They are NOT for women. Not when they call Sarah Palin a “c*nt” and a “b*tch” and use a song with “lyin’ a** b*tch” in the title to introduce Michele Bachmann.
They lie like Stalinists. There is no playing that game. Expose them as vile haters and hypocrites.
The news/entertainment establishment must crumble before media will be an honest day’s work (again, if ever).
” This top down federalist charade has reached the breaking point, the bureaucratic leviathan is unable to support itself and that is why it seeks to expand it’s control, it’s reach, and it’s grasp around our necks, and around our wallets. This creeping tyranny is quite seriously the truest manifestation of a ‘bipartisan’ approach that we’ve ever seen, unfortunately to the detriment of our Republic.”
well SJB, i must fully disagree there Sir...
as a realist, i fully understand the evil that bambam, as well as every other lifelong political power player is capable of doing, and VERY WILLING to see come to pass, in order to further insulate their nests...
my other reality is that the mittens is no better than bambam, simply because the status quo is not going to be corrected by replacing one progressive statist with another...yeah i know, 'but he not AS bad'...BigFDeal as the train left the station at least a generation ago, and is still gaining speed...
even the micro gains in the CONgress in 2010 by *true blue tea party conservatives* turned out to be merely more of the same ole same, with the vast majority of those landing in DC and going with the flow, for whatever reason...
at this point, im as cynical, and pessimistic about the SOTU as Ive ever been, and thats saying a LOT...
SJB, you continually state that the rin-o-p is useless, and no different at the core, than the dems...i agree and believe that theyre two opposite wings of the same pre-historic, flightless bird known as the tyranny-o-saurous...and its hungry...why would i believe an establishement type, two-faced politician, with the personality of a used car salesman, who has the progressive record a mile long, will even begin to slow the bleeding, much less change the direction ???
sure, he MAY slow the bleeding, hell he may even reign whilst we have a bump in the economy and suck another dying breath, but more likely than not, he'll simply make a sh!tload of money for himself and his buddies, on both sides of the aisle, and we'll be satisfied with another american idol on another plasma screen...for another minute anyway, as a nation
OR, we can quit worrying about the 'what ifs' on the horizon and accept the fact that the beast needs to eat ??? the aforementioned pre-historic critter isnt going away hungry...it will be fed or bled...
if/when the ballon goes up, and i indeed must die to protect my children, I am NOT going to look God in the eye and try to rationalize voting *for* mittens and the perpetuation of the moral decay of my times...
instead I can vote my principles today and stand firm on em...barring any unforseen changes in the landscape, and since we are in essence going to vote for our choice of king this time around, I'll be penciling in The Lord Jesus as my one and only King...
meant to ping ya too...http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2921192/posts?page=147#147
Then what? 48.1% of the country love it when the Lamestream media whacks conservatives unfairly.
They're already "exposed." It's totally obvious.
Either we "play the game" or we let them rule.
We have to beat them at this game because over 50 years, we let them take control of all the game pieces.
Dan Ratherbiased LOST HIS JOB because of his bullstalin. Take them all DOWN.
“they know” is not good enough.