Now Steve King is going to get swept up in the Akin flap because of the repulsive Talking Points Memo site.
This is their headline:
I’ve Never Heard Of A Girl Getting Pregnant From Statutory Rape Or Incest
What would you think if you saw this headline? You’d think, “oh geez, King is an asshat.” And that’s exactly what TPM is hoping, and all their fellow shitballs, Mediaite, Salon, The Daily Beast, Think Progress, The Daily Krotch, have begun marching to the idiot beat.
Here is what King said -
The reporter asked King about a bill he put forward last year that would have barred federal Medicaid funds from going towards abortions except when the life of the mother is in danger or in the case of “forcible rape.” (The current law just makes an exception for “rape,” without the forcible part.) The new terminology would most likely prevent people who become pregnant from incest or statutory rape–when an adult has sex with someone under the age of consent–from accessing Medicaid-funded abortions. King told the reporter he didn’t know of anyone who had become pregnant under those circumstances.
“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 discussion about that subject matter,”
This doesn’t mean he doesn’t think someone can get pregnant because of a rape, statutory or otherwise. The twisting of the meaning is despicable.