from the Republican party. From a blog called Live from Hell’s Kitchen:
A member of the Virginia legislature, Delegate Bob Marshall, was holding a press conference blasting Planned Parenthood. This tragic elected official proclaimed that God was punishing women who had abortions by giving them disabled children.
Yep, you hear that right.
ThinkProgress.org has his direct quote:
“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.”
All I can do is ask the question again: Why is the Republican party waging war against people with disabilities?