Congressman Steve King believes life begins at conception, but once a baby is born, they’re on their own.
U.S. Republican Congressman Steve King is attacking the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for a decades-long practice of asking children if there are guns in the house, yet he believes abortion should be outlawed. 55 children die every week from guns. King, 63, has served Iowa in the U.S. House of Representatives for ten years, largely on a “pro-life” platform. He was one of the first to defend Todd Akin last year over his comments on rape. King fully supports the government forcing women to undergo unnecessary and invasive medical procedures prior to being allowed to have an abortion.
“But as the gun-control debate simmers in Washington, conservative lawmakers said pediatricians go too far when they inquire about family firearms,” Elise Viebeck at The Hill reports today:
“It’s not their business,” said Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), a member of the House Judiciary Committee. “It’s like asking, ‘Do people pray in your home? Do they voice opinions contrary to the [Obama] administration?’”
King, criticizing Obama’s healthcare law, suggested that doctors’ practice of asking about guns could ultimately help the government surveil citizens.
“What they’re doing is compiling a record that, one day, the Obama administration or a succeeding administration could tap into,” King said. “Who is getting those records? They will be in ObamaCare’s database file. That’s part of that.”
He added that it would be easy for Congress to pass a law enabling federal officials to use those records to “identify where guns are.”
“If there’s a gun in the house, a family member is three times more likely to die from a gunshot wound [than] an intruder,” AAP President Thomas McInerny told The Hill. “We advise parents about car safety seats, about bicycle helmets, and about guns. It’s just part of our prevention frame of mind.”
“Human life is the most precious gift we are given,” Rep. King says, but he’s wholly unwilling to allow doctors their First Amendment right and medical moral imperative to discuss guns with families, in order to help protect the precious gift of a child’s life, and yet he is wholly willing to do everything humanly possible to prevent a woman from having an abortion.
Last year, King spoke out against Obamacare:
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