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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Good grief can these idiots just shut up. They are sounding like Joe Biden.
Yes. I can think of several local cases where statutory rape resulted in pregnancy.
This is one reason Planned Parenthood lost funding - they got caught covering up for the rapists.
Lol..you are so bad. Guess we might as well laugh...sure beats weeping.
They quoted two words in the headline then changed the rest. I too have never personally met anyone who was pregnant by rape or statutory rape. Sorry, but it's true. I'm not saying it doesn't or didn't happen, but they totally made up the headline and story based on what they want people to think he said.
Isn't that unlawful carnal knowledge of a statue?
Re; I am starting to feel like people are getting paid off here to throw the election.
Any way to see if he has a Swiss bank account that had a sudden large deposit and also see if there is one for john roberts too
Why is everyone freaking out over Akin’s or King’s comments? Perhaps there IS a biological mechanism which deters raped women from getting pregnant! Can’t anyone SAY anything anymore without having their careers ended? We have a President whose ACTIONS should end his career but we seem to care more about WORDS spoken by a politician. The SPEECH POLICE are everywhere.. this is ridiculous!
Of course they did and the bed wetters jumped right on it.
Folks, we have the enemy inside the wire. Evil or insane, they're going to get us all killed. Literally.
“A statute is a formal written enactment of a legislative authority that governs a state, city, or county. Typically, statutes command or prohibit something, or declare policy.”
Statutory Rape is therefore what Congress does to us each and every day.
WTF is WRONG withh these idiots!!!!!!
You are correct.
“I am starting to feel like people are getting paid off here to throw the election.”
It’s certainly interesting that Akin’s gaffe dovetails so nicely with such an important prong (”war on women”) of Obama’s campaign strategy.
It is not about splitting words here...it’s about shutting the f-ck up and not talking about it at all...give NO AMMO to the media or the left. AT ALL...ZERO...NOTHING. NO COMMENTS.
Yep, stupidity, like misery, loves company.
Agreed... I think it was a a misstep in the Aiken's camp. However, I have heard about it (the body's defense in situations of Rape), but I'm not say it is true.
Now, Todd, please drop out for the sake of CONSERVATIVES everywhere. if you do, you might run to be a senator again, but if you run NOW and lose, you will never be forgiven.
“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.”
No Kidding. At the end of last week the polls were starting to trend in our favor. Now these two stupid goobers open their yaps. And yes, King is an idiot b/c any girl under the age of consent that gets pregnant is a victim of statutory rape by definition.
In the cities, there are more children born to children, than to adult married couples.