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Steve King Reiterates His Total Anti-Abortion Views

While there are many controversial figures in Washington DC, Iowa Congressman Steve King might be most controversial of all. The lawmaker faced tremendous blow-back on his comments concerning pregnancy in cases of rape or sexual assault.

DES MOINES, IA – AUGUST 23: U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-IA) listens during a press conference on abortion legislation on August 23, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. King faced a backlash after he reportedly linked the world’s population to 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 was quoted as saying on August 21. (Photo by Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images)

While King was blasted by politicians on both sides of the aisle, he was as usual, unbothered by the criticism. Saturday night, King doubled down on his stance by retweeting a Iowa Standard article that fully supported his position.

The pro-King article was written by Rebecca Kiessling. Kiessling is a Conservative activist who learned that she was conceived during a violent rape at knife-point when she was a teenager.

The activist wrote of the Iowa congressman:

“King said when a challenge is presented at the Supreme Court on the life issue, it will be important that it does not contain exceptions. The 14th Amendment, he said, provides equal protection under the law. A bill with exceptions for rape or incest will be unconstitutional because it will exempt individuals from equal protection under the law because of how they came to be.”

Kiessling also quoted Tamara Scott, writing, “I don’t know about you, I’m tired of seeing good men and destroyed because someone else doesn’t like their views.”

King was quick to share an article that was favorable to his views. He shared a link to the article while writing, “Rebecca Keissling of Savethe1 delivered a powerful statement to the entire nation for legal protection from abortion for innocent babies who were conceived in rape or incest. Their lives are as precious as any other, regardless of how they came to be.”



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