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Rep. King defends abortion ban with no rape, incest exceptions

US Rep Steve King is defending his call for a ban on all abortions by questioning whether 'there would be any population of the world left' if not for births due to rape and incest

14.8.2019

Rep. Steve King ignites outrage after defending his call for a ban on all abortions by questioning whether 'there would be any population of the world left' if not for births due to rape and incest.

US Rep Steve King is defending his call for a ban on all abortions by questioning whether 'there would be any population of the world left' if not for births due to rape and incest

U.S. Rep. Steve King on Wednesday defended his call for a ban on all abortions by questioning whether"there would be any population of the world left" if not for births due to rape and incest. Speaking before a conservative group in the Des Moines suburb of Urbandale, the Iowa congressman reviewed legislation he has sought that would outlaw abortions without exceptions for rape and incest. King justified the lack of exceptions by questioning how many people would be alive if not for those conceived through rapes and incest. "What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled out anyone who was a product of rape or incest? Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?" King asked, according to The Des Moines Register, which covered the event."Considering all the wars and all the rapes and pillages that happened throughout all these different nations, I know that I can't say that I was not a part of a product of that." He added:"It's not the baby's fault for the sin of the father, or of the mother." A King spokesman didn't immediately respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press. The nine-term Republican congressman, who represents a sprawling, largely rural 39-county district, has been criticized repeatedly for comments he's made over the years, especially on issues related to race and immigration. Shortly before the November 2018 election, The Washington Post reported that King met in Austria with the far-right Freedom Party, a group with Nazi ties. King said the meeting was with business leaders, including one person from the Freedom Party, but the newspaper stood by its story. Soon after the election, King was quoted in a New York Times story saying,"White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?" The comments were denounced as racist and led the House to vote 424-1 to rebuke King. Republican leaders also stripped him of his committee assignments. Although King has usually breezed to victories in the conservative 4th Congressional District, he narrowly won his last election over Democrat J.D. Scholten. This year, several candidates have said they will challenge King for the Republican nomination, including conservative state Sen. Randy Feenstra. Scholten also recently announced he'd again run for the seat. After King's comment Wednesday, Feenstra said in a statement,"I am 100% pro-life but Steve King's bizarre comments and behavior diminish our message & damage our cause." Scholten also criticized King. "Yet again, Steve King puts his selfish, hateful ideology above the needs of the people of Iowa's 4th District. Excusing violence — in any way — is entirely unacceptable," Scholten said in a statement. Several Democratic presidential candidates noted King's comments and urged people to contribute to Scholten's campaign. "You would think it would be pretty easy to come out against rape and incest," one of the presidential candidates, Pete Buttigieg, said in a statement."Then again, you'd think it'd be pretty easy to come out against white nationalism." Read more: ABC News

I understand why people hate us 😂 WHAT But they are all for whatever war they can think up. You all realize the abortion controversy is just a bullying tactic. Period. Jeez...this goober deserves a cabinet post Maybe incest and rape is rampant in SteveKingIA district in Iowa but keep it in your own hometown

👎 Prolly true til a few hundred years ago. Life was rough And the SenateGOP HouseGOP proud of this great historian that promotes 16th century crimes. Like to see his family tree. With this comment his ancestors must of been brother and sister. 🤬🤦🏼‍♀️

GOP Rep. Steve King credits humanity's existence to rape, incestWhile defending anti-abortion legislation, GOP Rep. Steve King (IA) questions whether human populations would exist if not for rapes and incest that happened in families throughout history. Who are his voters why would anyone vote for him? Seriously sick The King family tree must really be interesting! But it does explain a lot about old Steve it would seem!

How is this jagoff Steve King still a member of Congress!! HomaBashWEWS Makes you wonder if he was a rape or incest baby. And his mom was always reminded of the rape when she looked at him. Does this guy have a family? If it wasn't for the occasional failed abortion, Steve King wouldn't be here at all.

HomaBashWEWS I think he meant to say whether there would be any white people left if not for births due to rape and incest. Ridiculous comment on his part. Totally inappropriate & disgusting. Come on! In theory, he is absolutely correct! He is talking about hundreds of years ago...not recent generations! Get off the soapboxes and think!

Obviously mentally unstable! What planet is he from? Thank you western Iowa for voting this fruitcake in, what a disgrace.

Rep. Steve King on abortion stance: We’re all products of rape and incest Steve King : “What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled out anyone who was a product of rape or incest? Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?” He is disgusting. Steve King, a reading from The Book of Numbers. BoycottGOPsacrossboard19' 99%

'Born in 1949 in Storm Lake, Iowa, King attended Northwest Missouri State University from 1967 to 1970 and majored in biology and mathematics, leaving the school without graduating' BRUH Hi SteveKingIA there’s a special place for you in the afterlife, bring Ice!! If it were not for shit, Steve King would have nothing between his ears.

Absolutely disgusting. His ignorance is mind boggling. SteveKingResign SteveKingIsIgnorant Another racist/sexist member of current GOP.. I do not understand how any decent person can support current GOP. The old GOP is dead. - which is a shame. realDonaldTrump do you support him and his comments? IvankaTrump gonna advise daddy?

People work from Dusk to Dawn but Satan's work is never done. He is GOP why so shocked?

Steve King questions if humanity would exist without 'rape or incest''What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled out anyone who was a product of rape or incest?' King said, asking who would remain. In case anyone was still unsure if he's a horrible human being. Rep. Steve King is a Republican right? That's what I thought! Just rechecking and confirming! Republican!!!!

Bet his Daddy Brother taught him that. Iowa’s dirty bird. So, he's not prolife exactly but endorses using women as breeding animals. If no population left in the world,so what?maybe another Adam and Eve ,or let the animals live in peace. He needs to resign. but they love him in Iowa.... his constituents have not an issue with any of his past remarks on race, guns or this absurdity ...

He truly represents the party and the base. This is the true GOP in 2019 folks! This epitome of evil, this vile excuse for a human being ought to be handed over to rape /abuse victims and then thrown into prison. Shame on him for saying that! He should have been an abortion! There is no law for Abortion, only a SCOTUS ruling.

Steve King under fire for questioning if humanity would exist without 'rape and incest'Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), intending to make the case for a GOP policy that bans nearly all abortions, said the human population may not even exist if not for rape and incest 'What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled out anyone who was a product of rape or incest? Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?' said King, according to the Des Moines Register Ahh, whats the shock? he is just echoing biblical activities. and before you say but the New Testament, JC said he didn't come to change the old laws from the old. So let Steve enjoy his wet dreams. Maybe we shouldn’t exist.

Let's all look past the Chinese & ruSsian terrorist in the room slaughtering thousands of Americans 😶EmmanuelMacron 🆘😶🐛🛍️🤗 seriously 🆘 maddow MaddowBlog CIA FBI do you employ any Americans? Just because his family tree doesn't branch and is rotting from the inside doesn't mean most families are like Steve King's. I fear for any sisters, daughters, daughters in law, and granddaughters he might have

omg, omg, omg, I wonder how many he has raped to add to the population, someone investigate. I wonder if any Reps. even cringed when they heard that disgusting remark He’s obviously the result of incest...brain damaged beyond belief. Religion=disease. He needs to be censured and should resign. Maybe he knew Epstein

Just...........WOW

Steve King Discusses the Sunny Side of Rape and Incest'What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled out anyone who was a product of rape or incest?' said Steve King . 'Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?' Time to check with his mom. SteveKing Giving testimony the GOP has lost all moral & intellectual integrity. Why do people vote for him? DoBetter We are not all English

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Republican Party Fuckin' bizarro world stuff What's with this resign resign for every little thing resign hungry. He was voted in so he should be voted out if his constituents want him gone. That is a disgusting point view !! Who in the right mind would say that !!! He's disgusting. He's gotta be a friend of Trump.

Pray tell, why is this moron still in office? Nebraskans can’t approve. Get him out. Putty his wife & daughter’s (if he has any). I’m sure his family line would probably end. If by 5pm today, GOP House members don't demand that he resign, then they own him and his views. I'm betting it will be mostly crickets...

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Why didn't he just stop at all abortion without actually saying rape and incest If Rep.King comments are outrageous then I demand Omar,Cortez,Waters and the Representative from Michigan must resign. Laughable ignorance. This man IS a real idiot and should stop telling women what to do with their bodies when men do the WRONG thing—and commit criminal acts of violence against women.That is NOT ok.

MORE: 2020 Democratic candidates called on King to resign from Congress, describing his comments as 'reprehensible.'



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