Steve King Undecided About Child Rape

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Published on 16 Aug 2019, 7:00
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A constituent confronted Rep. Steven King about his extreme stance on abortion.

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"Rep. Steve King (R-IA), who is perpetually mired in controversy for promoting white nationalist views, is facing fresh outrage and calls from fellow Republicans to resign after defending a no-exceptions six-week abortion ban by saying, “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, it seems, didn’t even think through what he was saying. Because on Wednesday, Iowa Starting Line reported that after a constituent explained to him what incest cases are actually like, he was astonished — evidently having barely even understood what it was.

“As a fourth grade teacher, I had a student that was raped by their uncle and became pregnant,” said retired Mason City schoolteacher Katie Koehler at King’s town hall forum. “It does happen. I do know, at the time, that the parents chose to terminate the pregnancy, and I understand why. It’s a 10-year-old child … I’m just wondering. I have my own personal beliefs. But if it’s a zero-tolerance policy, I am concerned of the health and safety of our youth.”

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