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KING: 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.

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), Huffington Post 77 Comments [8/5/2011 3:53:03 AM]
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Doctor Whom

The underpopulation crisis seems to have solved itself quite nicely without your help.

8/5/2011 4:10:55 AM

Aspergus

What, because people aren't popping out babies like the Duggars, our population is going to suffer? Given how common birth control is these days, I would imagine that most of the people who use it already have kids and just don't want anymore.

8/5/2011 4:15:39 AM

The Watcher

What is it with you fundies and the population? You're obsessed with overpopulating the planet. It's ridiculous.

Birth control is preventative medicine because it's used to keep women from having babies who don't want to. Even if it's pursued universally, it would be EVERY woman not having a baby who doesn't want to, not every woman not having a baby! What is it you think birth control is?

8/5/2011 4:18:56 AM

loki

Again that incredible stupid people like this can function in politics

8/5/2011 4:18:56 AM

aaa

Yep, this is pretty much the kinds of things you say to get to the congress.

8/5/2011 4:27:48 AM

Percy Q. Shunn

It really is beyond me how any thinking American could possibly even consider voting republican.

8/5/2011 4:33:17 AM



We have people that are single...paying insurance premiums that cover contraceptives

As a single person, I have no problems with this whatsoever.

8/5/2011 4:42:46 AM

Szena

I don't think single people object to measures that keep the country from getting grossly overpopulated.

Besides, I have to pay insurance premiums that cover treatment of smoking related diseases and health problems caused by years of high-fat diets even though I'm a non-smoker and watch what I eat.

No one in their right mind would suggest that if contraception is available cheaply no one will ever have children.

8/5/2011 4:54:45 AM



Don't worry Steve, the godbots are still popping out godbotlings at an eyewatering rate. There'll still be idiots to elect idiots like you.

8/5/2011 5:00:41 AM

Panz

We've also got people paying for police to protect you despite them never needing it. We have people without kids paying for schools. We have people that don't use automobiles that still pay for roads.

Please shut up now Mr. King

p.s. love that slippery slope, careful you don't slip on it and need some of that medicine

8/5/2011 5:01:56 AM



We could use a good few generations popping out below replacement population. We have six and a half billion people on this planet, and and it’s already uncomfortably crowded. You want a dying civilization, think about what will happen when there is not enough food, water, or just plain living space to go around.

8/5/2011 5:13:01 AM

Zeus Almighty

To the honorabld Steve King,
You moronic cunt, there are about seven billion people on this planet. Scientists are now linking climate change to declining crop production, with many of the world's croplands suffering ever more frequent drought and desertification.

Fundie-to-English translation for King: "The white, I mean right women aren't pumping out babies like rabbits and the brown hordes are growing. I want to force white women to reproduce, whether it's in the best interest of them or the children they can't afford. And once they're born, if they're poor those babies can just go fuck themselves."

Also, studies have shown that the people who demand the most elaborate and expensive treatment at the end of life are fundies. I find it odd that people who claim to want to meet Jesus do everything they can to cling to this mortal coil for even a few hours. And I have to pay for this waste of resources.

8/5/2011 5:14:41 AM

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Everyone pays for the well being of their country. It's a fact, get over it.
If a woman wants to enjoy a physical act natural to our species without the chance of having a child she is not ready or able to carry to term and raise it is her decision. This does not mean that a woman will never have children or that all women would chose to take birth control.
In the end all the arguments don't matter since women have the right to chose what happens to their bodies and there is nothing you can do about it!

8/5/2011 5:17:59 AM

dionysus

Well if you applied that preventative medicine universally what you end up with is you've prevented a generation.

And if you gave everyone chemotherapy and radiation therapy you'd end up causing major damage to healthy people, maybe we should outlaw chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Or maybe we can just apply chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and contraceptives to those who want and need it. Now there's a novel idea.

8/5/2011 5:19:07 AM

D Laurier

Sustainability is a GOOD thing

8/5/2011 5:38:16 AM

Vermicious Knid

"Preventing white babies from being born is not medicine. That's not— that's not constructive to our white, Republican culture and our white civilization. If we let our white birth rate get down below replacement rate we're a dying civilization majority."

There, fixed it for ya, Steve-o. Now it says what you really mean.

@TheWatcher:

"What is it with you fundies and the population? You're obsessed with overpopulating the planet. It's ridiculous."

Because their book tells them to, and they're too dumb know when to put the brakes on. Nothing short of God coming down and saying "guys? About that 'go forth and multiply thing,' I take it back" will make them stop. That, and a perpetually pregnant woman is easier to control.

8/5/2011 5:41:33 AM

Adrian

Well, according to Wikipedia Steve here is a Catoholic, so at least this isn't a case of a Protestor trying to outcatholicize the Cat'licks, but this still calls for the Every Sperm Is Sacred song. And Stevie-Boy need to understand that while he may consider babies to be blessings from Gawd, some of us see them as the worst STD that has been plaguing humanity.

8/5/2011 5:48:20 AM

Table Rock

I don't have children yet I have to pay taxes for schools.

8/5/2011 5:58:55 AM

Doubting Thomas

As an atheist I don't like my tax dollars being used to fund religious organizations, but I bet you don't have a problem with that, do you?

With a population of nearly 300 million, I don't think we have to worry about our civilization dying out.

8/5/2011 6:02:22 AM

Mister Spak

"If we let our birth rate get down below replacement rate we're a dying civilization."

If we base our policies on a Sumerian creation myth we're a failure of a civilization as well a a dying one.

8/5/2011 6:05:56 AM

John

Damn right! And while we're at it, how come the mortgage company makes me pay for fire insurance? My house has never burned down. And why should someone who isn't dead have to pay for life insurance for all those people who are dying?

8/5/2011 6:11:50 AM

Tempus

All of them, paying insurance premiums that cover contraceptives so that somebody else doesn't have to pay the full fare of that?

Cool. I don't think I should have to fund retarded military ventures to protect the assets of corporations.

If we let our birth rate get down below replacement rate we're a dying civilization.

At seven billion people, I don't think we have much to worry about.



8/5/2011 6:33:47 AM

Jamaican Castle

Of course, your premiums are also paying for cancer treatments you don't need, and heart disease treatments you don't need, and employees you aren't assisted by, and solid gold executive boardrooms you don't get to lounge around in, etc.

8/5/2011 6:40:17 AM

Raised by Horses

"If we let our birth rate get down below replacement rate we're a dying civilization."

Because that's going to happen.

Pull the other one, Mr. King.

8/5/2011 6:44:22 AM

Deep Search

Yeah, because nobody ever has a child except when it's an accident. Like Stephen Colbert said, certainly nobody would want to have Steve King on purpose.

Like having a lot of unwanted kids is great for society and the people who have them. And applying anything universally is idiotic. That's like saying that because some people don't want to be firefighters they're bad because if nobody was a firefighter than all our buildings would burn down. Durrrrrrr.

8/5/2011 8:11:04 AM
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