Another day, another terrible comment about rape and abortion said by a Republican politician. This time it's Rep. Steve King, who was asked by a local Iowa station about abortion in cases involving young statuary rape or incest victims.
The biggest difference between Stephen King and Rep. Steve King is Stephen King writes things that are horrific and Rep. Steve King just says things that are horrific.
If you can't watch the video, here's the quote in question…
Well, I just haven't heard of that being a circumstance that's been brought to me in any personal way, and I'd be open to hearing discussion about that subject matter.
He's never heard of it! Just like I've never heard of a circumstance of murder that's been brought to me in any personal way, therefore, I don't think we need to worry about writing laws that outlaw murder.
Steve King supported the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (also supported by Todd Akin and Paul Ryan), which initially contained the now-infamous distinction between rape and "forcible rape." With this and the Todd Akin controversy, I don't know what's more dangerous: things Republicans have heard or things Republicans haven't heard.
(video via CBS News)
Tags: Abortion, House of Representatives, Steve King, Todd Akin