Republican Candidate: Disabled Children Are God’s Punishment For Abortion
Republican Virginia State Delegate and congressional candidate Bob Marshall has doubled down on his previous statements that disabled kids are God’s way of punishing women who have had an abortion.
In 2010, Marshall had said “Nature takes its vengeance on subsequent children. It’s a special punishment, Christians would suggest.”
Yesterday, Marshall said that he stands by those comments as he campaigns for a House seat and made some additional statements just in case anyone thought he was going to tone down the rhetoric.
Marshall accused Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy of being gay after he supported marriage equality. “For all I know, Kennedy’s a homosexual. You can’t be doing some of these things without this kind of conclusion,” Marshall asserted.
He then turned to the topic of abortion, saying “the number of children who are born subsequent to a first abortion who have handicaps has increased dramatically. Why? Because when you abort the firstborn of any, nature takes its vengeance on the subsequent children.”
When asked if abortion should be illegal in cases of rape and incest, Marshall replied “What if incest is voluntary? Sometimes it is.”
Marshall has a long history of pretty ridiculous comments. He spoke out against the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, saying that the move would “jeopardize our alliances” and noted that “it’s a distraction when I’m on the battlefield and I have to concentrate on the guy 600 yards away, am I worrying about this guy whose got eyes on me?”
He’s called Obamacare “economic rape,” saying “this is a fight over whether you are a citizen or a serf. It’s not your wallet they want, it’s your soul, it’s your family. Indeed, the individual mandate is not voluntary commercial intercourse, it is forcible economic rape.”