Jump to content
laylalex

Republican Steve King: if not for incest and rape 'would there be any population left?'

290 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

This was utterly shocking to me. While I strongly support a woman's right to choose whether or not to take a pregnancy to term, I also understand that other have moral disagreements with my beliefs and they are entitled to those beliefs so long as they do not restrict my right to terminate -- or not -- as I have in this country. But where I have a real problem is with people -- politicians, who wield power -- who say things like this. It is SO insulting to women and denies them dignity and agency. I would like to think most anti-choice people do not agree with Rep. King. 

Quote


“What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled out anyone who was a product of rape or incest?” King told a breakfast meeting in Urbandale, Iowa. “Would there be any population of the world left if we did that? 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.”

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/14/steve-king-iowa-republican-rape-incest-abortion

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

King doesn't wield much power. Never did honestly and was always viewed as fairly useless and pretty bonkers. I hear Iowans are pretty embarrassed about the guy.


K-1 - AOS & ROC Timeline  - Immigration and the Health Exchange Price of Love in the UK Thinking of Returning to UK?

 

First met: 12/31/04 - Engaged: 9/24/09
Filed I-129F: 10/4/14 - Packet received: 10/7/14
NOA 1 email + ARN assigned: 10/10/14 (hard copy 10/17/14)
Touched on website (fixed?): 12/9/14 - Poked USCIS: 4/1/15
NOA 2 email: 5/4/15 (hard copy 5/11/15)
Sent to NVC: 5/8/15 - NVC received + #'s assigned: 5/15/15 (estimated)
NVC sent: 5/19/15 - London received/ready: 5/26/15
Packet 3: 5/28/15 - Medical: 6/16/15
Poked London 7/1/15 - Packet 4: 7/2/15
Interview: 7/30/15 - Approved!
AP + Issued 8/3/15 - Visa in hand (depot): 8/6/15
POE: 8/27/15

Wedding: 9/30/15

Filed I-485, I-131, I-765: 11/7/15

Packet received: 11/9/15

NOA 1 txt/email: 11/15/15 - NOA 1 hardcopy: 11/19/15

Bio: 12/9/15

EAD + AP approved: 1/25/16 - EAD received: 2/1/16

RFE for USCIS inability to read vax instructions: 5/21/16 (no e-notification & not sent from local office!)

RFE response sent: 6/7/16 - RFE response received 6/9/16

AOS approved/card in production: 6/13/16  

NOA 2 hardcopy + card sent 6/17/16

Green Card received: 6/18/16

USCIS 120 day reminder notice: 2/22/18

Filed I-751: 5/2/18 - Packet received: 5/4/18

NOA 1:  5/29/18 (12 mo) 8/13/18 (18 mo)  - Bio: 6/27/18

Transferred: Potomac Service Center 3/26/19

Approved/New Card Produced status: 4/25/19 - NOA2 hardcopy 4/29/19

10yr Green Card Received: 5/2/19 - Error will need to file I90 >_<

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, yuna628 said:

King doesn't wield much power. Never did honestly and was always viewed as fairly useless and pretty bonkers. I hear Iowans are pretty embarrassed about the guy.

Yes, but it MEANS something to have someone who is an elected representative right now saying these harmful things. I understand he may be voted out, but right now, he is in. All the embarrassment in the world won't get him out unless he gets voted out, or does something so shameful even to himself that he resigns.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, laylalex said:

Yes, but it MEANS something to have someone who is an elected representative right now saying these harmful things. I understand he may be voted out, but right now, he is in. All the embarrassment in the world won't get him out unless he gets voted out, or does something so shameful even to himself that he resigns.

Yes, there are embarrassments on all sides.  King has always struck me as a bit of a looney, much like a Maxine Waters, or now “The Squad”.


Visa Received : 2014-04-04 (K1 - see timeline for details)

US Entry : 2014-09-12

POE: Detroit

Marriage : 2014-09-27

I-765 Approved: 2015-01-09

I-485 Interview: 2015-03-11

I-485 Approved: 2015-03-13

Green Card Received: 2015-03-24 Yeah!!!

I-751 ROC Submitted: 2016-12-20

I-751 NOA Received:  2016-12-29

I-751 Biometrics Appt.:  2017-01-26

I-751 Interview:  2018-04-10

I-751 Approved:  2018-05-04

N400 Filed:  2018-01-13

N400 Biometrics:  2018-02-22

N400 Interview:  2018-04-10

N400 Approved:  2018-04-10

Oath Ceremony:  2018-06-11 - DONE!!!!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, laylalex said:

Yes, but it MEANS something to have someone who is an elected representative right now saying these harmful things. I understand he may be voted out, but right now, he is in. All the embarrassment in the world won't get him out unless he gets voted out, or does something so shameful even to himself that he resigns.

I guess what I'm saying is, as a woman.. I'm used to bonkers talk from lots of different elected representatives over the years, and from those that tend to have the same mindset. Growing up in evangelical community, you'd hear similar viewpoints from many, but not all. There is honestly not a far stretch between Steve King and Marianne Williamson in the spectrum of loon. They both strike me as people who tripped out and fried something in their youth.


K-1 - AOS & ROC Timeline  - Immigration and the Health Exchange Price of Love in the UK Thinking of Returning to UK?

 

First met: 12/31/04 - Engaged: 9/24/09
Filed I-129F: 10/4/14 - Packet received: 10/7/14
NOA 1 email + ARN assigned: 10/10/14 (hard copy 10/17/14)
Touched on website (fixed?): 12/9/14 - Poked USCIS: 4/1/15
NOA 2 email: 5/4/15 (hard copy 5/11/15)
Sent to NVC: 5/8/15 - NVC received + #'s assigned: 5/15/15 (estimated)
NVC sent: 5/19/15 - London received/ready: 5/26/15
Packet 3: 5/28/15 - Medical: 6/16/15
Poked London 7/1/15 - Packet 4: 7/2/15
Interview: 7/30/15 - Approved!
AP + Issued 8/3/15 - Visa in hand (depot): 8/6/15
POE: 8/27/15

Wedding: 9/30/15

Filed I-485, I-131, I-765: 11/7/15

Packet received: 11/9/15

NOA 1 txt/email: 11/15/15 - NOA 1 hardcopy: 11/19/15

Bio: 12/9/15

EAD + AP approved: 1/25/16 - EAD received: 2/1/16

RFE for USCIS inability to read vax instructions: 5/21/16 (no e-notification & not sent from local office!)

RFE response sent: 6/7/16 - RFE response received 6/9/16

AOS approved/card in production: 6/13/16  

NOA 2 hardcopy + card sent 6/17/16

Green Card received: 6/18/16

USCIS 120 day reminder notice: 2/22/18

Filed I-751: 5/2/18 - Packet received: 5/4/18

NOA 1:  5/29/18 (12 mo) 8/13/18 (18 mo)  - Bio: 6/27/18

Transferred: Potomac Service Center 3/26/19

Approved/New Card Produced status: 4/25/19 - NOA2 hardcopy 4/29/19

10yr Green Card Received: 5/2/19 - Error will need to file I90 >_<

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, Bill & Katya said:

Yes, there are embarrassments on all sides.  King has always struck me as a bit of a looney, much like a Maxine Waters, or now “The Squad”.

He may be an embarrassment, but given the recent news about Title X funding I am very worried about women -- especially poor or low-income women -- having access to affordable birth control, cancer screenings, STD checks (which are available for men too) because there are people who share some of Steve King's feelings about a woman's right to control her reproductive life. This isn't about federal funding for abortions (which isn't allowed anyway) but about the federal government saying doctors can't advise about a legal and safe procedure if a woman wants an abortion. And to what end? 

 

Sorry, I have a lot of feelings about this. I used to volunteer as an escort at a clinic. And I never have to worry about whether or not I can afford my birth control, or a termination if I wanted one. It's other women I worry about.

1 minute ago, yuna628 said:

I guess what I'm saying is, as a woman.. I'm used to bonkers talk from lots of different elected representatives over the years, and from those that tend to have the same mindset. Growing up in evangelical community, you'd hear similar viewpoints from many, but not all. There is honestly not a far stretch between Steve King and Marianne Williamson in the spectrum of loon. They both strike me as people who tripped out and fried something in their youth.

Lol at the comparison to Williamson! I guess I don't have as much exposure to this kind of thinking. My parents were nominally Christian-ish, but I went to church really only at Christmas, and both are liberals. So this is really far out there for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
34 minutes ago, laylalex said:

He may be an embarrassment, but given the recent news about Title X funding I am very worried about women -- especially poor or low-income women -- having access to affordable birth control, cancer screenings, STD checks (which are available for men too) because there are people who share some of Steve King's feelings about a woman's right to control her reproductive life. This isn't about federal funding for abortions (which isn't allowed anyway) but about the federal government saying doctors can't advise about a legal and safe procedure if a woman wants an abortion. And to what end? 

 

Sorry, I have a lot of feelings about this. I used to volunteer as an escort at a clinic. And I never have to worry about whether or not I can afford my birth control, or a termination if I wanted one. It's other women I worry about.

Lol at the comparison to Williamson! I guess I don't have as much exposure to this kind of thinking. My parents were nominally Christian-ish, but I went to church really only at Christmas, and both are liberals. So this is really far out there for me.

Do you mean Title IX?  If so, I think the transgendered movement is making that law obsolete.


Visa Received : 2014-04-04 (K1 - see timeline for details)

US Entry : 2014-09-12

POE: Detroit

Marriage : 2014-09-27

I-765 Approved: 2015-01-09

I-485 Interview: 2015-03-11

I-485 Approved: 2015-03-13

Green Card Received: 2015-03-24 Yeah!!!

I-751 ROC Submitted: 2016-12-20

I-751 NOA Received:  2016-12-29

I-751 Biometrics Appt.:  2017-01-26

I-751 Interview:  2018-04-10

I-751 Approved:  2018-05-04

N400 Filed:  2018-01-13

N400 Biometrics:  2018-02-22

N400 Interview:  2018-04-10

N400 Approved:  2018-04-10

Oath Ceremony:  2018-06-11 - DONE!!!!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Bill & Katya said:

Do you mean Title IX?  If so, I think the transgendered movement is making that law obsolete.

No, Title X. It has been all over the news for the past couple of days.

 

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/why-trumps-change-to-title-x-funding-means-fewer-health-choices-for-women

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, laylalex said:

 

 

Sorry, I have a lot of feelings about this. I used to volunteer as an escort at a clinic. And I never have to worry about whether or not I can afford my birth control, or a termination if I wanted one. It's other women I worry about.

 

Never think for a moment that your access to reproductive rights are guaranteed or safe. It's always something that happens to someone else... until they come for you.


K-1 - AOS & ROC Timeline  - Immigration and the Health Exchange Price of Love in the UK Thinking of Returning to UK?

 

First met: 12/31/04 - Engaged: 9/24/09
Filed I-129F: 10/4/14 - Packet received: 10/7/14
NOA 1 email + ARN assigned: 10/10/14 (hard copy 10/17/14)
Touched on website (fixed?): 12/9/14 - Poked USCIS: 4/1/15
NOA 2 email: 5/4/15 (hard copy 5/11/15)
Sent to NVC: 5/8/15 - NVC received + #'s assigned: 5/15/15 (estimated)
NVC sent: 5/19/15 - London received/ready: 5/26/15
Packet 3: 5/28/15 - Medical: 6/16/15
Poked London 7/1/15 - Packet 4: 7/2/15
Interview: 7/30/15 - Approved!
AP + Issued 8/3/15 - Visa in hand (depot): 8/6/15
POE: 8/27/15

Wedding: 9/30/15

Filed I-485, I-131, I-765: 11/7/15

Packet received: 11/9/15

NOA 1 txt/email: 11/15/15 - NOA 1 hardcopy: 11/19/15

Bio: 12/9/15

EAD + AP approved: 1/25/16 - EAD received: 2/1/16

RFE for USCIS inability to read vax instructions: 5/21/16 (no e-notification & not sent from local office!)

RFE response sent: 6/7/16 - RFE response received 6/9/16

AOS approved/card in production: 6/13/16  

NOA 2 hardcopy + card sent 6/17/16

Green Card received: 6/18/16

USCIS 120 day reminder notice: 2/22/18

Filed I-751: 5/2/18 - Packet received: 5/4/18

NOA 1:  5/29/18 (12 mo) 8/13/18 (18 mo)  - Bio: 6/27/18

Transferred: Potomac Service Center 3/26/19

Approved/New Card Produced status: 4/25/19 - NOA2 hardcopy 4/29/19

10yr Green Card Received: 5/2/19 - Error will need to file I90 >_<

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
37 minutes ago, yuna628 said:

Never think for a moment that your access to reproductive rights are guaranteed or safe. It's always something that happens to someone else... until they come for you.

I wish I could add more hearts and a thank you for this. It's so true. I'm 34, and I never thought that my right to seek an abortion would be affected. I live in CA, and the likelihood of my rights getting affected during my fertile years is likely low. But you never know. Things can change so quickly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No Republican should ever mention rape or incestuous talk again.

 

He is an idiot on the scale of Bernie Sanders and Aoc

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, laylalex said:

I wish I could add more hearts and a thank you for this. It's so true. I'm 34, and I never thought that my right to seek an abortion would be affected. I live in CA, and the likelihood of my rights getting affected during my fertile years is likely low. But you never know. Things can change so quickly.

Why seek an abortion?  You're an intelligent, mature woman.  You know what makes babies.  You know how to enjoy sex without creating life.  Seems like much ado about nothing to me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

odd that a discussion on reproductive rights centers on aborting a child, which isn't about reproducing at all......


* ~ * Charles * ~ *
 

I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy.

 

USE THE REPORT BUTTON INSTEAD OF MESSAGING A MODERATOR!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, ALFKAD said:

Why seek an abortion?  You're an intelligent, mature woman.  You know what makes babies.  You know how to enjoy sex without creating life.  Seems like much ado about nothing to me.

There is something to be said about personal responsibility. If one cannot support themselves, let alone a child, perhaps they ought to just stay home and remove Tinder from their mobile. :whistle:


 

-

“He’s in there fighting,” the president said. “Boris knows how to win.”

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, laylalex said:

I wish I could add more hearts and a thank you for this. It's so true. I'm 34, and I never thought that my right to seek an abortion would be affected. I live in CA, and the likelihood of my rights getting affected during my fertile years is likely low. But you never know. Things can change so quickly.

It's not just the right to seek an abortion, but the right to obtain birth control too.

11 hours ago, ALFKAD said:

Why seek an abortion?  You're an intelligent, mature woman.  You know what makes babies.  You know how to enjoy sex without creating life.  Seems like much ado about nothing to me.

Men knows what makes babies too.  Unfortunately there's just many situations where they can't stop raping women and girls.

2 hours ago, Ban Hammer said:

odd that a discussion on reproductive rights centers on aborting a child, which isn't about reproducing at all......

It's about the right to choose not to have your rapists baby.

1 hour ago, Boris Farage said:

There is something to be said about personal responsibility. If one cannot support themselves, let alone a child, perhaps they ought to just stay home and remove Tinder from their mobile. :whistle:

Except the subject of this thread is about abortion in cases of rape and incest. Please do make sure you tell a  little girl that's been raped by her father to just ''suck it up buttercup'' and pop out that baby. How dare they not support themselves.


K-1 - AOS & ROC Timeline  - Immigration and the Health Exchange Price of Love in the UK Thinking of Returning to UK?

 

First met: 12/31/04 - Engaged: 9/24/09
Filed I-129F: 10/4/14 - Packet received: 10/7/14
NOA 1 email + ARN assigned: 10/10/14 (hard copy 10/17/14)
Touched on website (fixed?): 12/9/14 - Poked USCIS: 4/1/15
NOA 2 email: 5/4/15 (hard copy 5/11/15)
Sent to NVC: 5/8/15 - NVC received + #'s assigned: 5/15/15 (estimated)
NVC sent: 5/19/15 - London received/ready: 5/26/15
Packet 3: 5/28/15 - Medical: 6/16/15
Poked London 7/1/15 - Packet 4: 7/2/15
Interview: 7/30/15 - Approved!
AP + Issued 8/3/15 - Visa in hand (depot): 8/6/15
POE: 8/27/15

Wedding: 9/30/15

Filed I-485, I-131, I-765: 11/7/15

Packet received: 11/9/15

NOA 1 txt/email: 11/15/15 - NOA 1 hardcopy: 11/19/15

Bio: 12/9/15

EAD + AP approved: 1/25/16 - EAD received: 2/1/16

RFE for USCIS inability to read vax instructions: 5/21/16 (no e-notification & not sent from local office!)

RFE response sent: 6/7/16 - RFE response received 6/9/16

AOS approved/card in production: 6/13/16  

NOA 2 hardcopy + card sent 6/17/16

Green Card received: 6/18/16

USCIS 120 day reminder notice: 2/22/18

Filed I-751: 5/2/18 - Packet received: 5/4/18

NOA 1:  5/29/18 (12 mo) 8/13/18 (18 mo)  - Bio: 6/27/18

Transferred: Potomac Service Center 3/26/19

Approved/New Card Produced status: 4/25/19 - NOA2 hardcopy 4/29/19

10yr Green Card Received: 5/2/19 - Error will need to file I90 >_<

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×
×
  • Create New...