State Delegate Bob Marshall of Manassas says disabled children are God's punishment to women who have aborted their first pregnancy.Crazy, yes, but just remember, this is the same guy who also said that:
He made that statement 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."
*"[W]e have no business passing this garbage out and making these co-eds chemical Love Canals for these frat house playboys in Virginia." (with regard to contraception)
*"It is as much a chain as ankle bracelets were as to African-Americans in the 1860s in this state. It’s just invisible. But it is a chain of death that we’re not going to escape." (comparing the economic recovery package to slavery)
*"[S]ometimes incest is voluntary" ((talking about abortion in the case of incest)
*"[T]he woman becomes a sin-bearer of the crime, because the right of a child predominates over the embarrassment of the woman." (with regard to rape)
*"Suicidal deficits, enemies lists, abortion, euthanize seniors, health care that kills capitalism ... "Live and let die," Obama theme song!" (on Twitter)
Just another day in the life of the man we know (and love) as "Sideshow Bob!" :)
UPDATE: Sign the petition calling for a public apology here.
UPDATE #2: We now have audio of Marshall's remarks. Hopefully, we'll have video soon...
UPDATE #3: Sorry, Bob, but justifying your remarks and claiming they were taken out of context is not an apology. Nice try, come again! :)