Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said in a recent interview that he often raises "the abortion issue" to school children, "at even the K-through-12 level."
The conservative congressman made the suggestion in discussing his unwavering pro-life stance with Terry Jeffrey at CNSnews.com. Here's an excerpt of the exchange:
Terry Jeffrey: When did Jesus get the right to life?
Rep. Steve King: He got the right to life when God conceived Him in the womb of Mary, and it's that simple and that plain and it's that profound.
Each one of us got the right to life at the instant of conception and we have that right to life until natural death.
I often go into a high school auditorium or meet with people at even the K-through-12 level in their entirety, and I will tell them: "You will be asked to answer one of the most profound moral questions of our age and that is where do you stand on the abortion issue. And you need to only ask and answer two questions. The first question is do you believe that human life is sacred in all of its forms. Is the person sitting to your left and to your right and everyone in this room, is their life sacred?" And they'll nod their heads.
King went on to elaborate on his certainty as to when life begins.
"You cannot take a chance with life anymore than you can shoot a gun into a crowded room and take a chance that you might not kill somebody," he said. "You cannot guess about when life begins. You have to pick an instant."
Last October, Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio) made headlines after taking it upon herself to discuss the issue of abortion with children in the first grade. Politics Daily reported at the time:
The principal of a Cincinnati Catholic school has apologized to parents after Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio) discussed abortion during a speech to kids as young as 6.
Schmidt, a conservative, brought up the controversial matter while talking about the connection between moral issues and legislation during a question-and-answer period, the Daily News reported.
WATCH: Steve King Discusses His Position On Abortion
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