"Rep. Steve King (R-IA) said Friday that he doesn't believe birth control pills prevent pregnancies -- and suggested that they're a form of abortion. "'The objection that the Catholic Church and I have to the morning after pill," King told MSNBC's Martin Bashir, 'is because it ends the life of an unborn baby.'" [MSNBC, 2/10/12]
About Steve King (IA)
Few members of Congress are as hostile toward women’s health as Rep. Steve King (R-IA). With your help, this incendiary Congressman will become a cautionary tale, and Iowa women can rest assured that Christie Vilsack is standing up for them.
And you can help make that happen.
During his time in Congress, Steve King has supported countless bills that would restrict women’s access to lifesaving preventative health care, overturn Roe v. Wade, outlaw abortion altogether, and ban commonly used birth control like the pill.
It’s an outrageous approach that puts him miles beyond the mainstream.
Not only does Steve King want to ban all federal funding for Planned Parenthood, but he believes women should be required to undergo a patronizing process before making choices about their health, forcing women to view an ultrasound before electing to have an abortion. He also only supports federal judges if they pass the “pro-life litmus test.”
But we don’t have to stand for Steve King’s inflammatory stance on reproductive health beyond the next election. Not if challenger and women’s advocate Christie Vilsack has her way.
The former First Lady of Iowa is a dedicated champion for women’s health – and with your help and Planned Parenthood Action Fund in her corner, Christie has a fighting chance to dethrone an activist against women’s health.
Let Steve King know that his intolerance won’t be tolerated. Let him know you’re watching.
Key Anti-Women's Health Votes
- Rep. King Worries Free Birth Control Will Make Us A “Dying Civilization”: http://politicalcorrection.org/blog/201108020012
- Rep. King Discusses Abortion with School Kids: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/03/steve-king-abortion_n_803694.html
- Rep. Steve King: “Planned Parenthood Is Invested in Promiscuity”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vex77n65nJ0
More Quotes from Steve King
"I support traditional family values. This starts with the most precious gift we are given - life. I hold steadfast in my belief that life begins at conception. Just as our Founding Fathers acknowledged in the Declaration of Independence, we must protect life as one our most fundamental, unalienable rights. A moral society cannot be sustained unless full human rights are extended to the unborn. In Congress, I have cosponsored the Life at Conception Act, which would establish personhood at the moment of conception and guarantee the constitutional right to life for unborn children. I have also cosponsored the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which would prohibit taxpayer dollars from being use to perform abortions.” (Congressional Website)
"We have people that are single, we have people that are past reproductive age, we have priests that are celibate. All of them, paying insurance premiums that cover contraceptives so that somebody else doesn't have to pay the full fare of that? And they've called it preventative medicine. Preventative medicine. Well if you applied that preventative medicine universally what you end up with is you've prevented a generation. Preventing babies from being born is not medicine. That's not— that's not constructive to our culture and our civilization. If we let our birth rate get down below replacement rate we're a dying civilization.” (Floor Speech in response to the Health and Human Services (HHS) decision to classify birth control as preventative health care)
"So I am expressing it, Mr. Speaker, my gratitude to the House of Representatives. And my commitment continues forward down this theme until we can one day see an end to the ghastly and ghoulish and gruesome procedures that sometimes are described as `women's health services.' They are not, and they are not good for women's health either.” (Floor Speech)
"I would say no funds should go to any entity that could perform such a ghastly, ghoulish, and gruesome procedure, and this House cannot compel American taxpayers to do so. And we will stand tonight and we will put an end to the federal funding of Planned Parenthood, and we will move on and we will shut off all of the funding to those entities that do that to our unborn children in this country.” (Floor Speech in Favor of the Pence Amendment)
"Thomas Jefferson said a generation is 19 years; that's two generations of Americans that have been here. Millions of Americans come here, make friends, march, pray for life, and deploy back across America to do the same. Because of the dedication of these generations of Americans, I am confident that we will see the end of Roe v. Wade in our time.” (Speech at the 38th Annual March for Life Rally)
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