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Posted by on Aug 21, 2012 in Guest Contributor, Politics | 9 comments

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

GOP House wingnut Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is coming to embattled Rep. Todd Akin’s rescue. You will recall Akin is under fire for saying ‘legitimate rape rarely leads to pregnancy,’ now King’s comments go a step further — he has never heard of a girl getting pregnant from statutory rape or incest. Um, this man said he will play a prominent role in the Romney-Ryan administration. One wingnut backing another. SMH.

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 favorites. I bet the Republicans wish all they had to deal with was the Sea of Galilee skinny-dipping scandal!

This was cross-posted from The Hinterland Gazette.

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