Thursday, February 25, 2010

Republican legislator Bob Marshall says disabled children are 'God's punishment' for abortion

(I should start a WTF archive... Courtesy of Gerald Adair)

Video: Republican legislator says disabled children are 'God's punishment' for abortion
Crooks and Liars

When a group of religious-right poobahs unveiled their effort in Virginia last week to attack Planned Parenthood and its funding, one of them -- a Republican legislator named Bob Marshal, as Josh at RightWingWatch reported -- declared that God punished women who've had abortions by giving them disabled children later:

“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.”

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