GOP Delegate Says that Children with Disabilities are God’s Punishment for Past Abortions
Virginia GOP Delegate Bob Marshall is likely going to be abandoned by many of his Republican colleagues after making a statement that some might find to be quite objectionable. During a press conference to discuss cutting funding for Planned Parenthood, Marshall attacked the organization relentlessly. That part of his speech would get applause from most of the GOP.
The part of the speech that might cause him to lose a few friends is when he seemed to be saying that women who have children with disabilities are being punished by God for getting abortions in the past.
“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.
“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 goes on to say that Obama’s health care reform legislation seeks to “take your soul.”
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