VA Lawmaker: Children with Disabilities are God's Punishment to Women who Previously had Abortions

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VA Lawmaker: Children with Disabilities are God's Punishment to Women who Previously had Abortions
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Mon, 01-23-2012 - 6:01pm

On Thursday, Virginia State Delegate Bob Marshall (R) spoke at a press conference against state funding for Planned Parenthood. He blasted the organization for supporting a women’s right to choose, saying that God punishes women who have had abortionsby giving them disabled children:

The number of children who are born subsequent to a first abortion with handicaps has increased dramatically. Why? Because when you abort the first born of any, nature takes its vengeance on the subsequent children,” said Marshall, a Republican.

“In the Old Testament, the first born of every being, animal and man, was dedicated to the Lord. There’s a special punishment Christians would suggest.”

Marshall is also fighting against health care reform, saying that “Obamacare” is trying to take “your soul.” Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has been pushing back against high-profile figures and entities who have been attacking people with disabilities. Will she speak out against someone in her own party? (HT: Right Wing Watch)

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2010/02/22/83337/disabled-abortion/?mobile=nc

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I am a liberal Republican.

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Registered: 05-02-2004
Oh for goodness sake! I just can't say anything about this that is nice except to hope that Sarah Palin does stick up for her son.
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Registered: 10-08-2004
I was very astonished when I saw this. I had few words except for 'stupid'.

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Registered: 02-24-2010

And "sick."

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Registered: 10-23-2001

This is a great post.. I don't donate a dime to PP but I would never think what he says about (disabled) children, Does he have facts to back it up?