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With the polls tied and Congressman King once again under fire for outrageous comments, it’s no surprise that Congressman King is getting desperate in the final days of this campaign. Unfortunately, his absurd claims are just the latest example of why he’s not able to be a strong voice for the 4th District.
In Mason City yesterday, King told the audience, “I’m not convinced Christie Vilsack has moved to Ames,” a false and misleading statement that shows King is getting desperate in the final days.
While Christie Vilsack is traveling across the District discussing her plans to create economic opportunity and rebuild the middle class, Congressman King is resorting to attacks.
Just over a week since King stated “I’ve not taken a position on the sale of contraception at all,” it appears that his position is coming into focus. The Huffington Post reports this afternoon on comments King made last week while visiting Ames High School:
The landmark 1965 Supreme Court decision in Griswold v. Connecticut, which prevents states from criminalizing contraception, was “written on weak grounds,” Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) told a group of high school students last week.
Prior to 1965, Connecticut law stated that married women who used “any drug, medicinal article or instrument for the purposes of preventing conception” could be fined and imprisoned. The Griswold decision struck down that law, citing a constitutional “right to marital privacy,” and prevented other states from banning contraception.
King told students that he disagrees with the Supreme Court’s ruling on that case because he believes the “right to privacy” is actually not protected in the Constitution.
“So the Supreme Court found that there is a right to privacy in the shadows of the Constitution that no one had discovered before that had sat on the bench, so they created this contrived legal argument that produced legalization of abortion on demand, without restraint,” King told the students at Ames High School on Wednesday.
Congressman King appears to have growing doubts about the legality of contraception, but still refuses to give voters a straight answer. With only days left before Election Day, he needs to be honest about whether or not be thinks contraception should be legal.