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  U.S. Rep. Steve King: If not for rape and incest, 'would there be any population left?'
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News DateWednesday, August 14, 2019 04:40:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionU.S. Rep. Steve King told the Westside Conservative Club on Wednesday that humanity might not exist if not for rape and incest.

"What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled those people out that were products of rape and incest? Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?" he said at the event in Urbandale, Iowa.

"Considering all the wars and all the rapes and pillages taken place and whatever happened to culture after society? I know I can't certify that I'm not a part of a product of that."

The Kiron Republican was defending his position of not allowing exceptions for rape and incest in the anti-abortion legislation he tried to pass in Congress. Republican leadership had prevented the bills he sponsored on banning abortions from advancing through the House, despite GOP support for the measures, King said.

Just because a conception happened in bad circumstances doesn't mean the result isn't a person, argued King, who is Catholic.

"It's not the baby's fault for the sin of the father, or of the mother," he said.
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D:10229NJ-D3M0CR4T ( 0.0000 points)
Fri, August 16, 2019 02:22:04 AM UTC0:00
What the hell? And Iowa's 4th still elected him? Okay, okay.

 
D:1RP ( 4480.1450 points)
Sun, August 18, 2019 01:45:10 PM UTC0:00
Steve King says 'left-wing media' and GOP leadership owe him apology after rape, incest comments - [Link]