Anti-choice legislators have proven time and again their disregard for principle or consistency in their approach to important issues. Jezebel documents Iowa Rep. Steve King’s manic approach to states’ rights, specifically in the distinct arenas of contraception and animal cruelty:
Iowa Republican Steve King (is) currently fighting to oppose California’s right to regulate eggs from out of state, but he argues against Affordable Care Act on the grounds that the government shouldn’t have the right to tell states what to do. He’s also against letting states outlaw fois (sic) gras, and in favor of letting states outlaw birth control.
King is hardly alone in his hypocrisy. But his approach to legislation demonstrates just how far an anti-choice extremist will go to exercise his or her hostility for women’s rights.