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Rep. Steve King Backs Todd Akin: Never Heard of a Child Getting Pregnant from Rape or IncestPhoto credit: Wikipedia)

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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