Feenstra, Vander Plaats latch on to liberal attacks against King’s pro-life position in cases of rape and incest

I have been limited the last week or so in paying attention to politics while on vacation with the family. However, while sitting in a hotel late last week, I saw Congressman Steve King on the news. He was once again the object of criticism from Democrats and Republicans.

The general sense from cable news was Steve King had said humans would be extinct if not for rape or incest.

My initial reaction was it was a strange thing to say, yet still sensible. I’d even say it was factual.

Now, here is where the spin comes in. The media wanted to spin it as some sort of defense for rape and incest. But in reality, it was a defense for the lives of unborn babies conceived in rape and incest.

Big difference.

Pro-life people believe all human life is sacred from conception until natural death regardless of how it is conceived.

I went back and watched King’s comments. It was exactly what I imagined it would be:

“What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled those people out that were products of rape and incest,” he said. “Would there be any population in the world left if we did that considering all the wars and all the rape and pillage that’s taken place?”

He went on to say he can’t be certain those instances hadn’t happened in his own family line. I can’t say for certain it hasn’t happened in mine. Nor can you.

His point is factual. And he finished as would be expected…

“Human life cannot be measured — it is the measure itself against which all things are weighed,” he said. “There’s not a qualifier there. Whether you’re one day after conception or one day after birth or one day before your 100th birthday — all life has equal value according to the law and equal value according to God.”

I expected the liberal media to run with it, but I was ashamed to see my own state senator, Randy Feenstra, and the CEO of The FAMiLY Leader, Bob Vander Plaats, attack King for saying what he said.

Feenstra, who is running against King, sent out a campaign email that appeared to come from Vander Plaats.

“Yesterday, once again, Congressman Steve King made national news with an embarrassing statement about rape and incest that diminishes our pro-life message and damages our pro-life cause,” Vander Plaats wrote in Feenstra’s campaign email.

Feenstra also got in the act.

“You can’t make this up,” he said. “Congressman Steve King said that if not for rape and incest, ‘would there be any population left?'”

Feenstra said he’s 100 percent pro-life, yet called King’s comments bizarre.

Vander Plaats and The FAMiLY Leader are supposed to be working to protect the lives of unborn babies conceived in rape and incest. But Vander Plaats going after King for King’s comments is enough to initiate a gag reflex for anyone who has supported him or his organization in the past.

President Donald Trump doesn’t support protections for unborn babies conceived in rape or incest, a position Feenstra and Vander Plaats allegedly hold.

Has anyone seen Feenstra or Vander Plaats attack Trump’s position on the issue?

Didn’t think so. But they’re more than eager to go after King who is defending a position they supposedly hold!

It used to be conservative leaders were more concerned about facts and not so much about feelings. I hope we haven’t abandoned that principle.

Those who attacked King for his comments should be embarrassed and ashamed.

Especially those who claim to be pro-life.

Jacob Hall

Author: Jacob Hall