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Today in our regularly scheduled segment “Old White Male Politicians Revealing Themselves To Be Ignorant About Reproductive Rights”: Rep. Steve King (R-IA), when asked about a minor being impregnated from statutory rape or incest, told a reporter:

“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 the matter.”

One, what is there to “discuss” when an 11-year-old is impregnated by her grandpa? And two, this  is where I remind you that Rep. King, along with Rep. Akin and Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, all co-sponsored a bill to rewrite the existing federal ban on abortion funding to have an exemption only for cases of “forcible rape” or in the case of minors, “an act of incest.”

So, basically he doesn’t actually know any minors who were impregnated by statutory rape or incest, and hasn’t even “heard of” those circumstances personally, but he sees fit to be restrictively legislating young women’s rights on such issues. Gotcha.

The icing on the cake is that Rep. King was defending Rep. Akin as “a strong Christian man.” Funny, I missed the part in Sunday school where we talked about which rapes are “legitimate” and which rapes are not. [Talking Points Memo]

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