Virginia Rep: Disabled Kids are Punishment from God (Or Not)

House Representative Bob Marshall (R-Virginia), speaking at a press conference on February 18 to oppose funding for Planned Parenthood, said that disabled children are God's punishment for women who have aborted their first pregnancy. Marshall said,

"Looking at it from a cultural, historical perspective, this organization should be called 'Planned Barrenhood' because they have nothing to do with families, they have nothing to do with responsibility ... 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. 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."

But the following week, Marshall disputed the accuracy of his statements, claiming they were taken out of context and that the complete opposite was true: "I don't believe that disabled kids are God's punishments, period, end of discussion. I have defended disabled kids." He also put out a press release insisting that he is a champion of disabled children, and saying he "regrets any misimpression my poorly chosen words may have created."


Representative Mitchell of Virginia is right that first term abortions produce retarded children.

He is also right that Jack's magic beans grew a beanstalk to the clouds where the giant's castle was.

in my opinion, religion shouldn't have a place in politics.

For those that don't feel like watching the entire video and reading the entire article, here is the bottom line, he suggests that there are consequences to abortion, while others suggest that it is offensive to suggest that there are consequences for aborting living fetuses.

I had a Christian conservative tell me it's been proven that childbirth hurts more when the mother is unwed.

That is the dumbest thing I have ever heard of! Ask that person how would they know? If that person really believe that then I bet they believe in the EASTER BUNNY!!!!!! Tell them I have a bridge in San Francisco for sell!!!!!

what in world is wrong with people???????? there are some CRAAAAAAZZZZZZYYYYY people in this world!!!!! Choose your words wisely or should I say think before you speak!!!! Or better still IT IS BETTER TO BE THOUGHT A FOOL THAN TO OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND REMOVE ALL DOUBT!!!!!!!

We have a daughter with a disability who lives in a group home. I never had an abortion. So Mr. Marshall - what was my sin? When this happens to parents, they beat themselves up enough thinking 'what did I do'...'was it something I did during pregnancy'...whatwhatwhat? You, Mr. Marshall have profoundly insulted all parents of children with disabilities. You. Mr. Marshall have two disabilities - mental and moral & are not fit to serve in government.

Abortion is a bad word for a good thing. Mechancally preventing/ending an unwanted fertilization/pregnancy is much preferred to ingesting chemicals for that.
Use of condoms as well, is a good choice - to block any disease transmission, as well.
I aborted about a dozen pregnancies myself as well as with professional medical aid before I had my second child. Who is now 43 and an accountant and lovely, of course, Left, etc.
Religion, except for easing the pain of these lives in capitalism, or for bringing people together to build socialist communist revolution, is altogether bad, the main tool our Owners use to keep us down. It is self-oppression. Among the many guilts it has you run on yourself, it makes you think abortion is a bad thing.