If Not For Rape And Incest, ‘Would There Be Any Population Of The World Left?’

During a meeting with conservative constituents in Urbandale, Iowa, on Wednesday, U.S. Rep Steve King (R-IA) questioned whether families today would exist without rape or incest throughout human history, according to the Des Moines Register.

Speaking at the Westside Conservative Club, King defended his push in Congress for anti-abortion legislation that would not have allowed excerptions to women in cases of incest and rape.

King defended his position by arguing that a fetus is still a person no matter how terrible the circumstances of conception might’ve been.

“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 asked.

“Considering all the wars and all the rapes and pillages that happened throughout all these different nations, I know that I can’t say that I was not a part of a product of that.”

He also said it would be wrong to abort a fetus that was conceived through rape or incest because it would be punishing the baby for “the sin of the father, or of the mother.”

King later said that he’s been happy that President Donald Trump has been one of the few Republicans who did not condemn him for racist remarks he made earlier this year in which he wondered why “white nationalist” and “white supremacist” were offensive terms.

“[There’s] no signal from Donald Trump that he’s anything other than supportive of me,” King said.


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