Rep. King sug­gests rapes, in­cest ben­e­fited world pop­u­la­tion

The Morning Call - - NATION & WORLD -

DES MOINES, Iowa — Rep. Steve King on Wed­nes­day de­fended his call for a ban on all abor­tions by ques­tion­ing whether “there would be any pop­u­la­tion of the world left” if not for births due to rape and in­cest.

Speak­ing in the Des Moines sub­urb of Ur­ban­dale, the Iowa Repub­li­can re­viewed leg­is­la­tion he has sought that would out­law abor­tions with­out ex­cep­tions for rape and in­cest. King jus­ti­fied the lack of ex­cep­tions by ques­tion­ing how many peo­ple would be alive if not for those con­ceived through rapes and in­cest.

“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, ac­cord­ing to The Des Moines Reg­is­ter.

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