Bob Marshall blames abortions for disabled children.
Rep. Bob Marshall Delegate of Prince William County Virginia has gotten himself into a big pot of hot water. During and interview Marshall said that Disabled children are God's punishment for women aborting their first child. He tries to back up this statement with a "fact" that "these" complications going up substantially after a woman has an abortion.
The Stanton News Leader quotes Marshall -
"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."
This left many people including myself going WTF! After the outcry of people asking for his resignation - he came up with an apology - anyone who knows me or my policy knows I would never mean anything so offensive. Below is the full statement lifted from his own website
A story by Capital News Service regarding my remarks at a recent press conference opposing taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood conveyed the impression that I believe disabled children are a punishment for prior abortions. No one who knows me or my record would imagine that I believe or intended to communicate such an offensive notion. I have devoted a generation of work to defending disabled and unwanted children, and have always maintained that they are special blessings to their parents. Nevertheless, I regret any misimpression my poorly chosen words may have created as to my deep commitment to fighting for these vulnerable children and their families.
Delegate Bob Marshall
State Delegate, 13th District
Prince William County, Loudoun County
Are you kidding me?! Just sounds like he's sorry about his choice of words...
There is a petition going around asking for office. I think I am on board with that one.
One writer asked a fantastic set of questions "So according to Marshall's logic does that mean that Sarah Palin has had an abortion? That Trig is her punishment from God?" - Rachel Larris from RH Reality Check.
Leaves one to wonder doesn't it? Over all this is one awful story of how stupid elected official can be.