He says he didn’t say it.

February 22, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Posted in God machine, health, law, politics straight up | Leave a comment
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Mentally Retarded children in E.S.F.S. for Crippled Children. (Library of Congress)

At a Thursday, February 18, 2010 press conference to discuss opposition to state funding for Planned Parenthood, Virginia State Delegate Bob Marshall of Manassa is reported to have said:

(NewsLeader.com) “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.”

“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.”

I called Marshall’s office to find out the basis of his statement but was told that he is now claiming that isn’t what he said.* Someone from his press office is supposed to call me back. I will update if they do.

* The woman who answers the phone is a state employee, not an employee of Marshall. She seemed embarrassed to be associated with him, so be kind if you call.

UPDATE: It’s astonishing how clueless Republicans can be about modern technology. Turns out Marshall’s remarks were video-recorded. Oops!

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