VA Legislator: Disabled Children Are God’s Punishment for Women Who’ve Had Abortions
Posted: 10 September 2012 08:08 PM   [ Ignore ]
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VA Legislator: Disabled Children Are God’s Punishment for Women Who’ve Had Abortions

Submitted by Kyle Mantyla on Mon, 02/22/2010 - 12:51pm


Last week we noted how Pat Robertson, Jonathan Falwell, and other right-wing activists in Virginia are targeting Gov. Bob McDonnell and other top elected officials to cut off any state funding for Planned Parenthood.
During a press conference unveiling the effort last week, a state legislator declared that God punishes women who have had abortions by giving them disabled children later:

Western Prince William Del. Bob Marshall, R-13th, says disabled children are God’s punishment to women who have aborted their first pregnancy.
He made that statement last Thursday at a press conference to oppose state funding for Planned Parenthood.
“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 was among more than 20 people, mostly Christian pastors and clergy, who gathered for the press conference in the General Assembly Building ...The press conference was held by a group called Virginia Christian Action. Its members presented a petition calling on Gov. Bob McDonnell, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to stop funding for Planned Parenthood. All three top officials are Republican.
The petition was signed by a number of prominent Christian leaders, including the Rev. Jonathan Falwell of Lynchburg and the Rev. Pat Robertson of Virginia Beach.

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/va-legislator-disabled-children-are-gods-punishment-women-whove-had-abortions

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Posted: 11 September 2012 08:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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By this insane line of thinking, then women whose 1st pregnancy results in “spontaneous” abortion, have already sacrificed their 1st to God, and should therefore be relatively immune to giving birth to disabled children subsequently.

BTW, does anyone have evidence supporting the assertion that “The number of children who are born subsequent to a first abortion with handicaps has increased dramatically.”

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Posted: 11 September 2012 02:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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First Rep. Bill Frist (R) creates the political circus out of Terri Schiavo and family.  The second Pres. George W. Bush and administration causing so many scientists to resign from the FDA in protest.  Then Sen. Todd Akin (R) claims women can’t get pregnant from rapes.  Now this, nature takes vengeance on siblings of an aborted fetus.  Oh, that Republican medicine, look out skeptics.

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Posted: 11 September 2012 02:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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...and Pat Robertson thinks you ought to be able to beat your wife!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/11/pat-robertson-become-muslim-to-beat-your-wife_n_1873142.html

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Posted: 17 September 2012 11:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Is this really where the focus needs to be?  Today’s Survey: Which is the most important issue facing our country? http://tinyurl.com/bprsql4

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