Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is one of very few Republicans arguing that Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) deserves to be judged by his actions, not his words. But the socially conservative Iowan is now taking heat over his own comments, and clarifying in a statement that he doesn't agree with Akin.

“The liberal press and their allies have again twisted my words," he said in a statement. "I never said, nor do I believe, a woman, including minors, cannot get pregnant from rape, statutory rape or incest. Suggesting otherwise is ridiculous, shameful, disgusting and nothing but an attempt to falsely define who I am."

He added, "I have never heard of and categorically reject the so-called medical theory that launched this controversy."