Steve King: Jane Doe’s Child ‘Would Have Been An Anchor Baby’

By Miranda Blue

Rep. Steve King, Republican of Iowa, joined the “Pro-Life Weekly” program on the Catholic TV network EWTN last week to discuss his Heartbeat Protection Act, an effort to ban abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy. King was caught off-guard when the host, Catherine Szeltner, asked him to square his anti-abortion views with his infamous remark that we “can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.”

Referring to the case of Jane Doe, the undocumented immigrant teen who fought for weeks in court for the right to access an abortion, Szeltner asked King about his “somebody else’s babies” comment and if his “heartbeat bill” would “extend to the preborn babies of illegal immigrants.”

King responded that if Jane Doe had carried her pregnancy to term, “it would have been an anchor baby,” which “would have been a good benefit for that child,” but that he wants to end birthright citizenship while also saving “all of their lives”:

Well, the Heartbeat Protection Act is consistent with the statement that I tweeted out, and this government should not be involved in ending human life, we should be involved in protecting human life. And I …read more

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