Rep. Steve King Backs Todd Akin: Never Heard of a Girl Getting Pregnant from Rape or Incest

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GOP House wingnut Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is coming to embattled Rep. Todd Akin, who said ‘legitimate rape rarely leads to pregnancy,’ with an equally insulting and despicable comment that he has never heard of a child getting pregnant from statutory rape or incest. Um, this man said he will play a prominent role in the Romney-Ryan administration

Talking Points Memo:  Rep. Steve King, one of the most staunchly conservative members of the House, was one of the few Republicans who did not strongly condemn Rep. Todd Akin Monday for his remarks regarding pregnancy and rape. King also signaled why — he might agree with parts of Akin’s assertion.

King told an Iowa reporter he’s never heard of a child getting pregnant from statutory rape or incest.

“Well I just haven’t heard of that being a circumstance that’s been brought to me in any personal way,” King told KMEG-TV Monday, “and I’d be open to discussion about that subject matter.”

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The tie between statutory rape and teen pregnancy has been the subject of ad campaignsfrom groups like United Way.

H.R. 3, the bill co-sponsored by King, Akin and Paul Ryan in 2011, originally called for an exemption in the federal ban on abortion funding only in the case of “forcible rape.” That language was dropped after pressure from women’s advocates and Democrats. At the time, the Republican sponsors of the legislationweren’t too interested in discussing their reasoning for the wording.

From one Republican jack ass to the next. Shameful attack on women’s rights in this country, courtesy of the Tea Party. One-time teen-star turned right wing evangelical Kirk Cameron also came to Todd Akin’s defense, saying his comment about ‘legitimate rape’ came in the context of his opposition to abortion. Right. If the voters in Steve King’s district are disgusted by his repeated insults, they should kick him out of office. He’s currently up for re-election.

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  • jean

    Earlier today, the Republican National Convention approved a plank in their platform advocating for the passage of the “Human Life Amendment,” which would ban abortion in all circumstances, even in cases of rape or incest so the best thing you can say about Aikin is that at least he is up front about where he stands.

    In the fight to push for their agenda to end a woman’s right to choose they have used wacko theories from a Doctor Wilkie that claimed that a woman’s body would naturally reject the sperm from a rape. This is not something that Aikin mispoke it is part of the playbook.

    similarly the Family Research Council uses pseudo sciience to say all gays are pedophiles and bad parents.
    Last year on Family Research Council President Tony Perkins’ radio show, Akin said, “The heart of liberalism really is a hatred for God.”

    Akins and King represent the worst type of culture wars divisiveness that demonizes half this country.

    The FRC has advocated for the death penalty against gays in Africa.

    The FRC is listed as an important endorsement on Aikins website.

    Is he really pro-life? Can he fairly represent the people
    of Missouri?

    • http://blackpoliticalthought.blogspot.com HinterlandG

      Jean — Thank you for your comments. I agree with you 100 percent. What’s interesting is that we haven’t heard one woman among the House Republicans denouncing what Akin said. Even Sarah Palin has been mum on this one. I suspect she will say something when she appears on Greta Van Susteren’s show.

      I don’t know how anyone can believe what Todd Akin, Steve King and the vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan could possibly say contrary to the bills they have sponsored with the intent to limit the rights of women.

      It’s a sad commentary, but I believe many more share the same view as Todd Akin. We will see how this unfolds. The Romney-Ryan ticket just got a little more crowded with Ayn Rand and Todd Akin hanging on Ryan’s coat.